Independent, Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is to proceed with his application for an injunction restraining the Government from completing ratification of the European Stability Mechanism Treaty.
He claims the ESM treaty is unconstitutional on grounds including it breaches the EU treaties as approved by the people and dilutes the fiscal sovereignty of this State.
Mr. Pringle will apply for the injunction restraining ratification here once the relevant legislation is passed, as expected, by the Dáil and Seanad shortly but before it goes to the President.
He has also asked that the High Court refer issues in the case to the European Court of Justice for determination, including whether the ESM treaty breaches no-bailout provisions of Economic and Monetary Union agreed under various EU treaties.
The Donegal TD has urged the High Court to note a German court's finding last week that the German government breached legal obligations to properly inform the German parliament about the European Stability Mechanism treaty.
Speaking to Ocean FM News, Deputy Pringle says he is challenging the ESM as it's in breach of Irish Constitutional Law.