Shatter slams Ross's referendum bill plan
The proposed bill by Dublin South TD Shane Ross to postpone the referendum is unconstitutional and a "dangerous precedent", according to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.
The proposed bill by Dublin South TD Shane Ross to postpone the referendum is unconstitutional and a "dangerous precedent", according to minister for justice Alan Shatter.
The minister said that the Referendum Commission has already stated that the referendum cannot be postponed by the government:
"The measure proposed by Shane Ross is unconstitutional, misleading and ill-considered. The provisions contained in the Constitution for the holding of a referendum on a proposed amendment would be completely...
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