Judicial appointments row will be solved, says courts body chief

George Birmingham is the president of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI)

5th February, 2017
George Birmingham

A leading judge has expressed confidence that the judiciary and the government will be able to resolve their differences over reforming how judicial appointments are made.

While proposals for a lay majority on the proposed judicial appointments commission have caused consternation among the judiciary, the president of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI), George Birmingham, said: “I do not think any of the issues are insuperable.

“The government is saying it wants to...

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