Friday August 14, 2020

Sinn Féin reviews its traditional stance on Special Criminal Court

The party is re-examining historic policy of voting against the annual renewal of the Offences Against the State Act, ahead of a Dáil vote

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
14th June, 2020
Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald and Louise O Reilly speaking to the media on the plinth at the Dail. Picture: RollingNews

Sinn Féin is re-examining its historic policy of voting against the Special Criminal Court ahead of an imminent Dáil vote.

An annual renewal is required for the emergency legislation that set up the three-judge, non-jury Special Criminal Court to try cases involving those accused of terrorism and serious gangland offenses. The provisions are due to expire on June 30 if they are not renewed by the Dáil and Seanad.

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