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Supreme Court appeal a disgrace - Doherty

4 November, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Senator Pearse Doherty welcomed today the setting of the Donegal South West by election date but said it was a disgrace that the Government would proceed to appeal the ruling of Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns to the Supreme Court.

Commenting this morning after the announcement that the by election is planned to take place on Thursday the 25th of November, Senator Doherty said:

It is an outrage that following the President of the High Court Judge Kearn’s clear ruling that this government would have the audacity to challenge the recommendations of that ruling.

The government should accept the court’s judgement and proceed accordingly. The decision to take the case to the Supreme Court will cost additional expense to the taxpayer in the government’s attempt to obstruct the democratic rights of the people in Dublin South, Waterford and Donegal North East. Let’s call a spade a spade. This move is about keeping the present government in power.

Thursday the 25th is the date set for the Donegal South West by election. Unfortunately the government has chosen a day that will discommode many students studying away from home and those who are working outside of Donegal. Given that, I would urge people to get registered as soon as possible. The election is only 3 weeks away. In order that we get the best possible turnout on the day, all those who want to change the pattern of politics in this country and have their voice heard via the polling stations should waste no time in registering. ENDS

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