Constitutional challenge still hanging over the election…

There’s a number of questions hanging nastily open as the Republic begins it’s electioneering in earnest (a lot faster out of the gates than our little practice run a month or two ago – ed). One, is the question of what Judge Alan Mahon will do this morning about the Quarryville Two section of its enquiry, said to involve further questions about the taoiseach’s personal finances. But as Darragh O’Brien notes, the question of the validity of the electoral boundaries could theoretically store up a lot of problems for whoever wins the election after the fact. Though he clearly reckons it is unlikely that anyone on the High Court or Supreme Court benches will have the temerity to order a re-run.

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