Smith Plans Legal Challenge Ov...


Smith Plans Legal Challenge Over Government Climate Bill Block

98FM News
98FM News

05:47 7 Jul 2019

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People Before Profit's Bríd Smith is bringing a legal challenge over the block on the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.

The bill was backed by a majority of TDs after a debate -- but the Government has stopped it going to committee stage.

Dublin TD Smith says the way the Government has been blocking private members' bills is a subversion of democracy.

She believes she has a strong case to make.

"There are a number of grounds on which the blocking of this bill is immoral, inappropriate, and doesn't stand up to any kind of scrutiny," she said.

She said a coalition of campaigners will be joining her in the case.

"We'll be talking tomorrow to legal advisers and to other groups -- it won't be just me or People Before Profit -- there'll be many groups involved in this legal challenge."

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