Following the announcement earlier that Paudie Coffey would be taking legal action against the Government for failing to hold the Waterford by-election, it's now been announced that Dublin South Fine Gael will be taking action over that by election, which was a result of then-FG TD George Lee's resignation.
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Fine Gael has announced that Executive Council Member and Dublin South
Constituency Chair, Michael Van Turnhout, has given formal notice to the
Government of his intention to bring proceedings against the Government for
failing to support the moving of the writ for the Dublin South constituency
following the Government voting down this writ in the Dáil today
Mr Van Turnhout will ask the Court to treat this action as a refusal to
remedy the continuing constitutional wrong arising out of the failure to
hold the Dublin South by-election.
There has been a vacancy in Dublin South for nine months since the
resignation of George Lee on 8 February 2010. Now that the High Court has
ruled that the writ for a by-election must be moved with a reasonable time
of the vacancy arising, which has not been done in Dublin South, Fine Gael
believes the Government is perpetrating a continuing constitutional wrong
in its failure to move the writ.