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Ó Caoláin welcomes Supreme Court judgement

11 December, 2012 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin T.D., has welcomed today’s full judgement by the Supreme Court on its ruling that Government publications during the Children’s Referendum breached the McKenna principles and were “not fair, equal, impartial or neutral”.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

“This is a very significant judgement and is to be welcomed, upholding, as it does, the principles of fairness in referendum campaigns set by the McKenna judgement. The issue of government spending has been raised in previous referendum campaigns and has been a continuing cause of concern.

“Today’s judgement will provide clarity for future referenda. This will aid those who seek to ensure that the constitutional guarantee of fairness in the democratic process is maintained.” ENDS

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