HOWLIN PRESSES KENNY TO DISASSOCIATE HIMSELF FROM SHANE ROSS JUDGES COMMENTS

16 November 2016

Labour leader and spokesperson on Justice, Brendan Howlin TD, has welcomed the move by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny to disassociate himself from recent comments made by the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross relating to the judiciary.

During Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today, Deputy Howlin pressed the Taoiseach on whether he would publicly disassociate himself from the remarks by Deputy Ross, that judges, who he claims have had a “charmed life” since the foundation of the State, might need reminding of their constitutional oath.

“Unfortunately, there was no such clarity forthcoming on how judges will be selected into the future,” said Deputy Howlin.

“As vacancies on the courts will inevitably grow over the coming months, we need a clear indication from Government as to how they expect to continue with the appointment of members of the judiciary.”

 

NOTES TO EDITOR:

Watch back Brendan Howlin Leaders’ Questions:

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