Government still running scared from the people – Doherty
Speaking after the Government voted down motions to hold the three outstanding by-elections today Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty accused the Government of once again running scared of the people.
Senator Doherty said:
“The Government is once again running scared of the people by refusing to hold three long overdue by-elections.
“It is my belief that the Government is acting illegally and in breach of the constitution and they will face me in court on October 18th if the writ for the Donegal South West by-election is not moved and passed by the Dáil beforehand.
“I have taken my case because the Government has denied the people of Donegal South West their democratic rights for over fifteen months now. It has been 482 days since the vacancy arose and the Government’s only response has been to extend this delay until next year.
“That is an insult to the people of my constituency. We want the election to take place at the earliest opportunity – not at some stage in the future when the Government decides it suits them best.” ENDS