John-Paul McCarthy: Balancing act as Government and parties shackled by courts
Two underwhelming referendum judgements have opened the door to Ganley & co, writes John-Paul McCarthy
The morning after The Frontline debate between the Tanaiste and Declan Ganley, I dug out the Supreme Court's judgements in the referendum cases, McKenna V An Taoiseach (No 2), and Coughlan v Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
Having listened to the No side's heavy breathing about the largely imaginary "Irish Veto" in EU matters for the millionth time, I read McKenna and Coughlan looking for someone to blame.
Had our Supreme Court done a persuasive job when it ordered RTE to hold the scales equally between the jousting political parties?