Tuesday November 24, 2020

Shane Ross and the injudicious crusade

Shaking up the process of judges’ appointments was supposed to be a win-win for Shane Ross. But the controversial appointment of Máire Whelan and the reopening of Stepaside Garda station have left him wide open to accusations of hypocrisy

2nd July, 2017
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Whether he’s tilting at windmills or fighting a just fight, Shane Ross is in danger of self- destructing over what was supposed to be his great political victory: reforming judicial appointments.

Up until a few days ago, getting the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill passed through the Oireachtas before the summer recess appeared to be in the bag. While Fianna Fáil is stiffly opposed to the proposed legislation and has put forward a rival...

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