Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed)

 

2:30 pm

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)

To make a brief comment, in advertisements offering jobs to the public it is almost invariably the case that they ask people to state their experience. On a number of occasions I have been a member of interview boards for jobs and one of the first questions one asks is: "What is your experience in this area?" I see the Minister nodding. This is par for the course. It is an inevitable part of the process of appointment to a job that people are examined on their experience. That is just a fact of life and it is highly appropriate that it be included in this Bill.

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