Doherty goes to High Court over Donegal South West By-Election delay

Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty is at the High Court today seeking a Judicial Review into the government's failure to hold the Donegal South West By-Election.

Senator Doherty, who will contest the by-election on behalf of Sinn Fein, says the refusal of the government to name the date of the poll is unlawful, and against the spirit of the constitution.

The seat has been vacant since Pat the Cope Gallagher was elected to the European Parliament 13 months ago.

Senator Doherty says after political attempts to have the writ moved fell on deaf ears, there was only one avenue left to him......

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