Friday January 17, 2020

Push for retired judge to chair appointments body

191 amendments to controversial judicial bill to be proposed as FF aims to 'get around' Ross plan

18th October, 2017
FF justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan denies proposals the result of lobbying. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil is pushing for a retired senior judge to chair the new judicial appointments commission.

Justice spokesman Jim O'Callaghan said the proposal, one of a number being tabled by the party at committee stage, was “to get around” the government's plans to introduce a lay majority and lay chair under the controversial bill.

“When you see the likes of Mary Laffoy and Susan Denham expressly excluded, you see how off...

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