Public to pay huge bill for government’s failed appeal against Pearse Doherty

The tax payer looks set to foot a legal bill estimated in the hundreds of thousands for the failed appeal by government against Pearse Doherty successfully forcing the Donegal by-election.

Yesterday the Government withdrew its appeal  in the Supreme Court which was hearing a motion from Deputy Doherty to have the case dismissed.

The last Fianna Fail led administration was responsible for the appeal but the current government, until yesterday, was also contesting the high court's decision in favour of Deputy Doherty.

The Sinn Fein representative says that as a result, the tax payer faces a huge bill:

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