In the Supreme Court.
Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Dublin’s North Inner City Brian Mohan won his appeal against a previous Court of Appeal ruling.
The Court of Appeal ruled that he lacked legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of 2012 laws linking State funding of parties to parties meeting gender quotas when selecting candidates.
The Electoral (Political Funding) Act 2012 provides that a political party which doesn’t have at least 30 per cent male and 30 per cent female candidates in a general election would have its funding halved.
The Supreme Court found that he does have the legal standing to make his challenge.
His challenge will now be heard in the High Court at a later date.
— Brian Mohan (@Brianpmohan) March 21, 2019