Ok so with a referendum coming up in Ireland on the Lisbon treaty who else is holding a vote and who is for and against it ????
I was reading this yesterday which prompted me to think :::
A leading opponent of the Lisbon Treaty is to take legal advice on whether the Government is misusing public funds to support the 'yes' side in the forthcoming referendum.
Patricia McKenna, chairperson of the People's Movement, which is opposing the treaty, told RTÉ News she believes the Government is showing 'complete contempt' for decisions by the Supreme Court on this issue.
In 1995, when she was a Green Party MEP, Ms McKenna won a Supreme Court case which banned the use of State funds to promote one side in a referendum campaign.
AdvertisementBut this afternoon, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern said the Government's 'strong' legal advice from the Attorney General was that the McKenna judgment did not apply until referendum legislation had been passed by the Dáil and Seanad, and signed into law by the President.
Minister Ahern acknowledged that some organisations took a more conservative view, but that was the legal advice the Government was operating under.