Attempt to move by-election writ defeated on casting vote of Ceann Comhairle

first_img Previous articleSkeletal remains returnedNext articleOutgoing County Manager wants his work continued News Highland Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers A Sinn Fein motion seeking to have the writ moved for the Donegal South West by-election has been defeated on the casting vote of Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk. The vote, which was declared just after twenty past six this evening, was 76 for and 76 against, and as is traditional, the chair went with the government.The debate was opened by Sinn Fein Deputy Caomhain O’Caolain, followed by Fine Gael Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley, who said that Donegal South West is seriously underrepresented at the moment, doubly so because Tanaiste Mary Coughlan has to spend so much time on national duties………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/222dinny7.mp3[/podcast]However, confirming that the government would be blocking the move, Minister of State John Curran said the governments focus at present is on taking steps to address the economic crisis.He said the government has no wish to distract from that work, and argued that the county is being well represented………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/222currn7pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Attempt to move by-election writ defeated on casting vote of Ceann Comhairle Newsx Adverts By News Highland – May 5, 2010 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebooklast_img

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