A legal challenge to the result of the local elections in Kerry last year is to be heard before five judges of the Supreme Court in October.
The appeal is being taken by 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.
He mounted a legal challenge following a decision by the returning officer not to allow him examine spoiled votes as part of a recount.
This morning the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in full before five judges on October 16th.
The Chief Justice, Ms Susan Denham, told the court that the case was one of public importance.