Judgement has been reserved at the Supreme Court on a challenge by a local election candidate to the result of the elections in Kerry last year.
Former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely, who was a candidate in the Listowel Electoral Area, missed out on a seat by just two votes in the May 2014 election. Mr Kiely mounted the legal challenge, following a decision by the returning officer not to allow him inspect spoiled votes. He was represented by former Tánaiste Michael McDowell, barrister Liz Murphy and solicitor Paul O’Donoghue before five Supreme Court judges in Dublin today. It is expected the judgement will be delivered in a few weeks’ time.