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National Party Says Support Is There For Decision On Death Penalty

They want to see a referendum on re-introduction of capital punishment.

The National Party believes it would be possible to generate support for a referendum on the re-introduction of the death penalty. 

Its Laois/Offaly candidate John Daly wants tougher sanctions throughout the court system starting with how bail is set for serious crimes in Ireland. 

Capital Punishment was abolished in Ireland in law in 1990 and the last death sentence handed down by the courts in 1985 was commuted by the president. 

Mr. Daly says they understand any constitutional change would have to be put to the people:

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