Sinn Fein wins by-election high court challenge – election predicted for Nov 22-29

first_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ By News Highland – November 3, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook The High Court has found there has been an inordinate delay by the Government in calling the Donegal South West by-election.The challenge to the Government’s now 17 month delay in filling the seat vacated by Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher was brought by Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty.His lawyers argued the now 17 month wait is the longest in the history of the State and that constituents are under represented, in breach of democratic and constitutional principles.The case was however opposed by the State who argued that an intervention by the courts in what was an Oireachtas decision would represent an assault on the separation of powers.Senator Doherty predicts the by-election will be held before the end of November:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Untitled.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest Newsx Advertscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSearch for missing fisherman enters 3rd dayNext articleGreen party call for by-election writ to be moved immediately News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Sinn Fein wins by-election high court challenge – election predicted for Nov 22-29 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img