Thorny issue of appointing judges
Politicians accused of a 'direct attack on the judiciary' and judicial independence
Minister Shane Ross must be pleased as punch. He battled against the judiciary on the thorny issue of judicial appointments and won.
Despite limping its way slowly through the Oireachtas (it's at the Committee review stage), his controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is on course to cross the line with two key provisions intact. The new selection commission will have a lay majority and a lay chair.
The proposed reforms have caused a hoopla among...
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