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Game is up for Government following High Court defeat – Doherty

3 November, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Speaking today after the High Court ruled in favour of his challenge against the Government’s delay in holding the Donegal South West by-election, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty said the game is now up for the Government and that the Taoiseach should call a General Election.

Senator Doherty said today’s judgement is a victory for the people of Donegal South West who have been politically underrepresented for the past year-and-a-half.

Pearse Doherty said:

“I was forced to bring the Government kicking and screaming before the courts over its denial of democracy.

“Today’s decision is a great victory for the people of Donegal South West who have been politically underrepresented for the past year-and-a-half.

“It is a victory for democracy itself.

“That the Government chose to waste taxpayers’ money fighting this case is a disgrace.

“Today’s court decision has struck a fatal blow to the life of this Government.

“With three other by-elections now due, the Government has little if any prospect of survival. The game is now up.

“The Taoiseach should now do the right thing and call a General Election.

“I want to thank my legal team and everyone who sent messages of support particularly those from my own constituency who have been suffering from the dreadful policies of this Government.” ENDS

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