Denham said appointments bill was ‘attack on judiciary’

High Court president Peter Kelly said the legislation see “utterly unsuitable” candidates with “great CVs” appointed to the bench

28th January, 2018
Retired chief justice Susan Denham

Retired chief justice Susan Denham strongly criticised government plans to overhaul the judicial selection process as a “direct attack on the judiciary” during a clash with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan last year.

A previously unseen note of a meeting between the minister and senior judges last June shows the severe strain in relations between the executive and the judiciary as the minister called the criticisms “unfair” and made it clear the government...

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