'Shane Ross has beaten the judicial insiders'

Appointments bill is unpopular in government, on opposition benches and among judiciary, says Francesca Comyn

29th June, 2017
'Shane Ross has beaten the judicial insiders'
Judiciary unhappy with lay majority plan for new body. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Unpopular in government, unpopular on the opposition benches and most definitely unpopular among the judiciary and swathes of the legal profession, as a populist Shane Ross must feel he is doing something right.

If all goes to plan, the Minister's signature legislative manoeuvre, the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, will pass through the Oireachtas before term ends.

The bill, which aims to stymy political cronyism by overhauling the procedures used to appoint judges, contains much sensible...

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