Abortion legislation could be delayed by further appeal
Joanna Jordan’s ‘reckless’ challenge to vote result dismissed by appeal court
Aug 28, 2018
Preparations to introduce abortion legislation and set up abortion services are continuing in the Department of Health while officials await a Friday deadline for a Supreme Court appeal against the result of the referendum to be lodged.
On Monday, in a strongly worded judgment, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision earlier this summer which dismissed a challenge to the result of the abortion referendum.
Challenge to abortion referendum result dismissed by Court of Appeal
The judge said that the challenge was on such flimsy and slender grounds that it amounted to “a frustration of the democratic process in relation to referendums”
August 27, 2018
THE COURT OF Appeal has dismissed a Dublin woman’s challenge against the abortion referendum result.
Joanna Jordan from Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, had appealed last month’s ruling by High Court President Justice Peter Kelly who ruled that neither Jordon met the necessary legal test set by the Referendum Act before a court can permit a petition to be brought.