Government take down partial speeches from government website…

And, it’s down… The government has removed a number of pro Treaty speeches by the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste after complaints from Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy that the content of the www.stabilitytreaty.ie [wasn’t it supposed to be austeritytreaty.ie? – Ed] which will, according to government become a neutral space from Monday when the Referendum Order will be signed…

Shades of the Boris Twitter controversy… We were going to hand it over, but only when we had to… Honest… Under the McKenna judgement 1995, government cannot fund its own case in referenda…

Adds: As per Justin’s comment below, Mary Lou McDonald also issued the same complaint today… Though Aertel had Murphy’s complaint up first it may have been a classic race to get to the same point first… we were going on the Steven Carroll/Deaglan de Breadun report now linked above..

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty