It would be silly to give Fianna Fail a free hand, they have insulted democracy, there would be no election in Donegal only Sinn Fein, It was a shame that the main parties sat on their backsides and did nothing, There is a precedent now thanks to Doherty and Sinn Fein. Now we hear today that the election may not be held until April.What a stupid proposal that flies in the face of democracy. Our constitution provides for a 5 year term and for the opposition to boycott the Dáil based on opinion polls would be utterly disgraceful, I seriously doubt any of our TDs would countenance this.
As for the bye elections our separation of powers between parliament and judiciary has served us well as we saw in Donegal (didn’t like the result of the election but that is the peoples prerogative). If the government is undemocratic as regards the other bye elections then our courts have set a precedent.
God knows what will happen by then, they may even survive to the summer recess.