Thursday, 19 November 2020
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
I wish to be associated with the good wishes to Brian McNamara.
I know the Tánaiste is trying to take the heat out of the Supreme Court issue regarding the appointment process, but his refusal to answer questions is unacceptable. He is not doing himself or his party any justice in relation to upholding the Constitution and he needs to reflect on that. I note he deliberately refused to answer specific questions relating to himself. He has denied that there is any other documentation outside of the Cabinet memo shared with Cabinet colleagues related to how judges are appointed. I note that and it is interesting. However, we will get there, slice by slice. It is unfortunate but we will get there. The document that was given to the Minister for Justice when she was appointed says that there is one appointment due to the Supreme Court. However, there are two. Will the Tánaiste outline why the decision was to appoint one and not two? Will the second one be filled?