Returning Officer rejects O’Cuiv complaint

The Returning Officer for Galway West, Ms. Marian Chambers Higgins, has responded to my formal complaint regarding the name used by Fianna Fail TD, Eamon O’Cuiv in the recent General Election.

I must advise that pursuant to legislation and in particular as follows ” a Dail election may, and may only, be questioned by a petition to the High Court” under Sec.132 of the Electoral Act 1992.

I am unable to assist you any further and your complaint has been noted.

It’s a curious reply.

Ms Chambers Higgins rejection of my complaint is based on the false assumption that I am questioning the election which, of course, I am not.

My complaint concerns a single suspected infringement of electoral law.

As yet I have had no reply from the Franchise Section of the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government.