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

Published 26/11/2016 | 02:30

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

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.

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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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