Irish legal profession reforms do not undermine independence, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has insisted that the reforms it insisted upon of the Irish legal profession do not undermine the independence of the judiciary or the legal profession.

25th March, 2014
“No program measure was proposed by the IMF in Ireland that would have undermined the independence of the judiciary or the legal profession,” it said.

The International Monetary Fund has insisted that the reforms it insisted upon of the Irish legal profession do not undermine the independence of the judiciary or the legal profession.

It was reacting to a press statement issued on St Patrick’s Day by EU Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding. In that statement, the Commissioner expressed concern that the IMF, as part of the EU-IMF supported adjustment program, asked Ireland to propose reforms to the organisation of...

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