Thursday 23 February 2017

Attack on judges' pay is populist nonsense

Published 17/06/2011 | 05:00

JUDGE Michael Pattwell (Irish Independent, June 16) has exposed the stupidity behind the current salaries witchhunt. The savings could be €250,000 but the fact that the referendum on judges' pay could cost millions is being ignored.

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Are we going to get to a point where we'll be replacing experienced judges and legal professionals with bewigged legal students to cut costs?

How about we start at the top and open Dail elections to all -- be they from Dublin, Dhaka or Dar-es-Salaam -- and cap the salaries at €20,000 a year?

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