Michéal Martin defends governments decision not to hold Donegal SW by-election

The Foreign Affairs Minister Michéal Martin has defended the Government's decision not to proceed with the Donegal South West by-election.

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties - Minister Martin said the Government is faced with a choice of either preparing a difficult budget in the Autumn or running a by-election.

Sinn Fein is taking the Government to the High Court - seeking to force them to hold the election.

But Minister Martin says they will eventually do it: