Friday 21 July 2017

Change of heart shows serious lack of judgment

Shane Ross's opposition to my Bill came as a huge surprise, especially since he praised me for it

Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Tom Burke
Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Tom Burke

Jim O'Callaghan

Last Sunday the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, wrote an article about my Judicial Appointments Bill.

Although many will have been surprised by Shane devoting such time and effort to an issue outside his departmental portfolio, I welcome the fact that he is interested in my legislation.

However, I was startled when I read Shane describing my legislation as "a judicial coup aimed at heading off serious reforms".

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