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Shane Ross plan to suspend judges ups ante in war on judiciary

‘We’ve been waiting 20 years for judicial reform, and it’s been put off time and time again,’ Ross says; FF comes out against giving lay people a majority on proposed judicial appointments body

20th November, 2016
Dublin's Four Courts. Pic:

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called for the new judicial council to have the power to suspend judges, in a further escalation of his battle with the judiciary.

He came under fire last week from Taoiseach Enda Kenny for saying that judges might forget their constitutional oath if they did not have to declare their interests every year.

Ross has since clarified that he meant to say judges might “foget their interests rather than...

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