Tuesday 23 January 2018

Judging judges

• The media obsession with the Government's judicial appointments is bordering on the ridiculous. Fine Gael and Labour are facing constant criticism for appointing new judges who happened to be supportive of either party in the past.

At the last general election, 65pc of ABC1 voters supported Fine Gael and Labour, with the professional classes supporting them to an even greater degree.

Are the media seriously suggesting that something approaching three-quarters of all suitable candidates should be excluded from consideration purely because they are supporters of the Government parties?

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