Declan Ganley at the Certified Public Accountants conference in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, today.
Regarding the possibility of a ‘second vote’ a Libertas Institute spokesman said:
“He [Richard Bruton] admits that Ireland can vote on this deal later in the year – meaning that the Irish people are free to hold their cards until we know what other EU countries are putting on the table. Dozens of experts have called for the postponement of this referendum. It’s now clear that the only choice for Ireland is to tell the Government to wait, seek a deal that tackles our real problem – the bank debt – and come back to us later in the year. This can only be done with a calm, rational ‘NO’ on 31 May.”
Businessman Declan Ganley has begun legal proceedings against RTE’s Prime Time programme.
The action by the high-profile entrepreneur and political activist comes only weeks after Fr Kevin Reynolds was awarded €1m in damages for being defamed by the programme — while, in a separate case, businessman Sean Gallagher has made serious allegations against RTE News and Current Affairs in relation to what he claims was an “ambush” of him on The Frontline presidential election TV debate.
The plenary summons, which was served last Friday evening, comes three years after the programme — which Mr Ganley believes contained “extremely serious, defamatory allegations” against him — was aired.
Mr Ganley alleges that the Prime Time team attempted to discredit him both personally and professionally and undermined his opposition to the Lisbon Treaty.