Thomas Pringle begins legal challenge against government over EU treaties

Donegal Independent TD Thomas Pringle has started a legal challenge against the Government over fundamental aspects of two European Union treaties.

Deputy Pringle is to ask the court if the European Stability Mechanism treaty could be passed without ratification by the Irish public and to assess if it went against principles previously ratified by Irish voters

Mr Pringle said a plenary summons was lodged at the High Court last Friday and served on the chief State solicitor that day.

A copy was also sent to the offices of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.