Saturday 10 December 2016

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

Jim O'Callaghan

Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30

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

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

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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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