Constitutional challenge to Seanad voting rules heads to High Court

Case brought by UL graduate Tomás Heneghan contends that current rules about who can be an elector are unconstitutional

Tomás Heneghan: if his case succeeds it will have far-reaching implications for how the Seanad is elected in future Picture: Collins

A constitutional challenge to voting in Seanad Éireann elections will appear before a three-judge High Court this week.

Cases in the High Court are normally heard and decided on by one judge, but Mary Irvine, the President of the High Court, has directed that this judicial review case be heard by three judges in what is known as a divisional court.

The case is being brought by Tomás Heneghan, a graduate of the University of ...