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DUBLIN businessman David Hall is appealing against a court ruling that he did not have the legal standing to challenge the Government's payment of promissory notes.

The president of the High Court ruled that such a challenge could only be brought by a member of the Oireachtas.

Mr Hall, who said he brought the case as a taxpayer and concerned citizen, was today due to launch an appeal in the Supreme Court against the ruling.

Three TDs -- Stephen Donnelly, Shane Ross and Joan Collins -- have indicated that they may bring their own court challenge against the payment of promissory notes if Mr Hall fails his bid.