A legal challenge to the result of the local elections in Kerry last year is being heard before five judges of the Supreme Court today.
Former councillor and candidate in the Listowel Electoral Area, Dan Kiely, who missed out on a seat by just two votes in the May 2014 election is taking the case. He mounted a legal challenge following a decision by the returning officer not to allow him examine spoiled votes as part of a recount. Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell, barrister Liz Murphy and solicitor Paul O’Donoghue make up Mr Kiely’s legal team. The case has the potential to impact on election law.