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Supreme Court rejects TDs application to join promissory note challenge

Five Deputies applied to join businessman David Hall’s challenge to the payment of promissory notes, saying it was in the public interest for the case to go ahead.

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THE SUPREME COURT has rejected an application by five TDs to join businessman David Hall in his challenge against the Government’s payment of promissory notes in favour of the former Anglo Irish Bank and other institutions.

Deputies Clare Daly, Luke Flanagan, Joan Collins, Mick Wallace and Catherine Murphy all applied to join the challenge after Hall was told he had no legal standing to take the case as he is not TD. The five TDs declared it was in the public interest for them to join.

Today, the court heard that a €25m payment is to be made to EBS in June, RTÉ News reports.

However, the three-judge Supreme court ruled that there was no basis for the deputies to be joined to the appeal.

The ruling does not prevent the five TDs from mounting their own legal challenge to the payments.

Read: Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case

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