FG goes to court to pressure Govt into holding by-elections

Fine Gael is going to the High Court today to put pressure on the Government to call the Waterford and Dublin by-elections.

Fine Gael is going to the High Court today to put pressure on the Government to call the Waterford and Dublin by-elections.

The party hopes to capitalise on last week's court ruling that there had been an unreasonable delay in filling the Donegal South West seat vacated by Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher in June last year.

The Government is appealing the finding to the Supreme Court, but now faces further pressure from the Fine Gael legal challenge.

The Dublin South constituency has been down a TD since the resignation of George Lee as a Fine Gael deputy in February, while the Waterford seat has been vacant since Fianna Fáil’s Martin Cullen stepped down for health reasons in March.

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