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New challenge on same sex marriage decision

A FRESH legal challenge is to be brought against the result of the same sex marriage referendum. The latest challenge has been brought by Mr Gerry Walshe, an electrician, from Lisdeen, Kilkee The Supreme Court last week refused to permit separate legal actions brought by both Mr Walshe and Mr Maurice Lyons from Callan in County Kilkenny bring further appeals against the rejection of their challenges to the Yes result of the same-sex marriage referendum. The court said, “It would not be necessary in the interests of justice that there be an appeal to the Supreme Court.” However in a new application, where Mr Walshe will ask the High Court for permission to bring proceedings against the State by way of judicial review, will be made before the duty Judge at today’s (Tuesday) vacation sitting of the Court. The latest action is understood to relate to the decision by the State to issue and sign the final referendum certificate in …

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Kilkee man challenges referendum result

A Kilkee man’s application for a stay restraining the issuing of a certificate verifying the result of the same sex marriage referendum will come before the Court of Appeal this Thursday. The application for the stay was made on Tuesday by Mr Gerry Walshe, an electrician from Lisdeen, who is appealing last week’s decision by High Court President Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns to refuse Mr Walshe permission to bring a petition challenging the May 22 referendum result. Yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at the Court of Appeal, Mr Walshe told Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geogeghan that he is appealing the High Court’s decision. As part of that appeal he wants the Appeal Court to grant a stay on the certificate verifying last month’s result from being issued. However, Mr Walshe, who is representing himself in the action, accepted that he had not yet been able to formally lodge his appeal. The judge told Mr Walshe that if he wished to have his application …

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