Government referendum spending not impartial, court rules

The Supreme Court has ruled that public money was not spent in a “fair, equal or impartial” way on publicity relating to Saturday’s upcoming referendum.

8th November, 2012
Government referendum spending not impartial, court rules
The Supreme Court said it was neither appropriate nor necessary to grant an injunction.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Minister for Children, the government and the Attorney General did not act in a “fair, equal or impartial” way in spending public money on a publicity relating to Saturday’s referendum on the Thirty First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill, 2012.

But the court said it was neither appropriate nor necessary to grant an injunction, as it assumed that the government would stop distributing and...

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