Monday 5 December 2016

John Drennan: State may be forced into by-elections just after Budget

Published 24/10/2010 | 05:00

THE government may be forced to hold the three pending Dail by-elections within days of the budget.

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That would mean the electorate would have an immediate opportunity to deliver a verdict on what is expected to be the harshest budget in years.

This possibility has emerged in the wake of the commitment by the High Court Judge Nicholas Kearns to give a judgement on the attempt by Pearse Doherty and Sinn Fein to compel the government to hold the Donegal by-election by November 5.

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