Tuesday 25 July 2017

The case of the judges versus Ross builds up to a verdict on appointments reforms

Shane Ross's comments have caused fury among judges Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Ross's comments have caused fury among judges Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Senior members of the judiciary have written to the Government expressing concern about aspects of the Coalition's plan to reform the process of appointing judges.

The objections, voiced in a memo sent to Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, centre on the make-up of a new commission which will advise the Cabinet on appointments.

The Independent Alliance secured agreement from Fine Gael that the commission would have a majority of members from a non-legal background and an independent chairperson.

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