Seanad debates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed)


10:30 am

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister for his comments on the other points that I raised in respect of sections 36 and 44. As he has said previously, he will address some of those issues on Report Stage, for which I am grateful.

I am sorry that the Minister is unwilling to accept my amendments Nos. 84 and 85. They would formalise what we know to be happening but they would do so in a way that could be of great benefit in terms of ensuring there is balance and diversity when it comes to judicial appointments. I will press my amendments to a vote and await to hear what Senator McDowell will say about his amendment.


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