Sunday 21 January 2018

Judge to head expert group to advise on pay-cut referendum

A judge will be in charge of the expert group to advise voters of the facts behind the referendum to cut judges pay.

The Government will set up a Referendum Commission to produce independent information on the referenda to be held on the same day as the presidential election.

Under the law, the body has to be chaired by a High Court judge or a retired High Court or Supreme Court judge.

At the moment, the Government is planning for two referenda on October 27, with the same Commission providing information on both.

Chief Justice Susan Denham will nominate a judge to take the job. The Government says it is confident whoever chairs the Commission will carry out the work impartially.

Irish Independent

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