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.
‘Reckless’ attempt to appeal abortion referendum result dismissed
Court of Appeal says assertions made by Joanna Jordan ‘entirely devoid of substance’
Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Aodhan O'Faolain, Ray Managh
A Dublin woman’s attempt challenge to the result of May’s 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.