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Thread: FG to launch high-court challenge on by-elections for Waterford and Dublin South East

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    Default FG to follow Sinn Fein to High Court over by elections

    Enda Kenny has said it just now in the Dail. Assuming the Government thwarts the moving of the writs today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehbut_nobut View Post
    Enda Kenny has said it just now in the Dail. Assuming the Government thwarts the moving of the writs today.
    Good. The more the government is shamed for denying democracy the better.

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    About bloody time.

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    Default FG to launch high-court challenge on by-elections for Waterford and Dublin South East

    The Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has told the Dail moments ago that if the Government does not approve of the motion tonight for the by-elections to be run, then his party will lodge papers in the High Court to challenge the delay in the elections in Waterford and Dublin South.

    SF Senator Pearse Doherty is in the process of taking a challenge to contest the delay on the by-election being held in Donegal South West.

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    The more the better......
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    Is there any precedent for any case like this?

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    Hang on...

    From my hearing of it FG will only go to court if the Gov caves in and names a date for Donegal.
    The court application will only happen if there is date for Donegal without a date for the other by - elections.

    Thats the way I took it up anyway

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    Not sure about that, but here's the video of his speech.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h657Fn_NBwQ]YouTube - Enda Kenny speech in the Dail on motion to run the by-elections[/ame]

    I want to put you on notice today CC that this party, the Fine Gael party will lodge papers in the High Court immediately to challenge the Gov on behalf of the people of these other constituencies.
    Enda Kenny TD

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    I belienve Conor Lenihan said we can have those seats filled in two years when we have a General Election... that just goes to show you the neck of this Government , a Government so discredited that it has to abandon basic democratic priciples to maintain it's stranglehold on the polulace

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    If the Dáil is under-represented, could one take a constitutional challenge to legislation passed?
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