Friday 27 April 2018

Date set for legal challenge

A HIGH Court challenge over what is claimed as the "far-reaching" effects of the May 31 referendum will be heard on June 19, writes Tim Healy.

Independent TD Thomas Pringle says the Government will use a Yes vote to push through another treaty relating to the European Stability Mechanism and to change an existing treaty on the functioning of the EU itself -- without putting these matters to a vote.

Mr Pringle claims both measures are in breach of the Irish Constitution and EU law.

The judge fixed the hearing of the matter for June 19.

Irish Independent

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