Deputy Pringle in the High Court seeking to speed up his referendum challenge

Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle is in the High Court today calling for his challenge to 'effects' of  the May 31 referendum on the Fiscal Stability Treaty to be heard sooner rather than later.

Mr Pringle claims the Government intends to use a "Yes" vote in the referendum to push through another treaty in relation to the European Stability Mechanism

He also believes the government intends to change an existing treating on the functioning of the EU itself - without putting these matters to a vote.