Skip to comments.‘Reckless’ attempt to appeal abortion referendum result dismissed [Ireland]
Posted on 08/27/2018 9:51:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A Dublin womans attempt challenge to the result of Mays abortion referendum has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
Joanna Jordan, from Upper Glenageary Road, Dún Laoghaire, had appealed a ruling by High Court President Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, who last month said she had not met the necessary legal test set by the Referendum Act before a court can permit a petition to be brought.
Charles Byrne, a piano teacher and musician, of College Rise, Drogheda, Co. Louth, had initially sought to challenge the outcome, but opted not to appeal the High Courts decision.
In a decision handed down on Monday morning, Mr. Justice George Birmingham, Ms. Justice Mary Irvine and Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan found that Mr. Justice Kelly was entirely correct in refusing leave to Ms. Jordan to present the petition to challenge the referendum result.
Mr. Justice Birmingham said the court would go even further than the High Court ruling and held that the presentation by Ms. Jordan, based as it was on such flimsy and slender grounds, amounted to a frustration of the democratic process in relation to referendums and might in other circumstances amount to an abuse of process. The appeal was opposed by the State.
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Not helpful the Catholic Church scandal comes at the heels of this, but it’s an opportunity for Catholics to do much soul-searching and recalibrate...and the truly faithful emerge and take charge to become the face of the faith.
Typical of the Left. It’s not enough to dismiss her case, they have to smack her in the face with “reckless” too.
This more than anything demonstrates what kind of monsters and tyrants have taken over Ireland.
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