Sinn Féin Election Candidates Welcome High-Court Judgement
November 3, 2010
Sinn Féin General Election Candidates Jonathan O'Brien (Cork North-Central) & Chris O'Leary (Cork South-Central) have welcomed today's High Court Judgement and have added their calls for a General Election:
O'Brien & O'Leary said: "Is well past time now the Government called a General Election and let the people have their say, its our view a clear radical alternative is needed to the consenus of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael & Labour on the economy, its Sinn Féin's intention to offer that alternative in the upcoming election".
Earlier today the High Court ruled in favour of Pearse Doherty's challenge against the Government’s delay in holding the Donegal South West by-election, Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty said the game is now up for the Government and that the Taoiseach should call a General Election.
Senator Doherty said today’s judgement is a victory for the people of Donegal South West who have been politically underrepresented for the past year-and-a-half.
Pearse Doherty said:
“I was forced to bring the Government kicking and screaming before the courts over its denial of democracy.
“Today’s decision is a great victory for the people of Donegal South West who have been politically underrepresented for the past year-and-a-half.
“It is a victory for democracy itself.
“That the Government chose to waste taxpayers’ money fighting this case is a disgrace.
“Today’s court decision has struck a fatal blow to the life of this Government.
“With three other by-elections now due, the Government has little if any prospect of survival. The game is now up.
“The Taoiseach should now do the right thing and call a General Election.
“I want to thank my legal team and everyone who sent messages of support particularly those from my own constituency who have been suffering from the dreadful policies of this Government.” ENDS