Thursday, 11 July 2019
Courts (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Bill 2019: From the Seanad
I acknowledge the importance of the legislation as part of the overall reform package and am very grateful to the House for facilitating its passage on the last day of the current Dáil term. I intend to set the wheels in motion to facilitate the appointment by the President of the new judges to the Court of Appeal in September. We are unlikely to have the process completed by the time of the final Cabinet meeting before then, which I expect to take place on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of this month. We are also unlikely to have a Cabinet meeting in August. As such, I hope to place the matter on the Cabinet agenda in early September.