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Callely challenge chalked in for October

High Court hearing won’t happen before Seanad gets back in session.

Image: CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP/Press Association Images

SENATOR IVOR CALLELY’S High Court challenge to the Seanad committee which suspended him will go before the president of the court on 4 October.

A legal team for Callely, who was suspended for 20 days from the Seanad, told the court this morning that the committee had incorrectly interpreted expenses rules.

The Seanad is due to return to session at the end of this month, but Justice Sean Ryan said today that there was no chance of the challenge being heard and decided before the Seanad was back.

Justice Ryan said that issues of real importance had been raised by this challenge, and it would be unwise to rush it.

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