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Doherty awaits November 5th judgement

19 October, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Speaking as he left the High Court today following the second day of his legal challenge for the Donegal South West bye election, Senator Pearse Doherty said he looked forward to written judgement on the morning of the fifth of November.

Senator Doherty said:

“Over the past two days I have argued on behalf of the people of Donegal South West that this Government is acting unconstitutionally. They are withholding our right to go to the polls and make a judgement on this Government in the Donegal South West by election.

“I am pleased that my arguments have been fully heard, and I look forward to the President of the High Court Nicholas Kearns’ written judgement on the morning of the fifth of November.

“It’s clear from the overwhelming number of messages of support and good wishes which I have received over the past few days that the public feel ownership of this case and are hoping for a positive outcome as well.

“Unfortunately, this Government pays little respect to that public sentiment or demand for rightful representation by arrogantly suggesting it leave the people of Donegal South West unrepresented for at least another 6 months.

“I hope the right decision is made.” ENDS

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