Mr Justice Frank Clarke is reported to have suggested setting up a form of judicial commission to take responsibility for judges’ appointments, their terms and conditions and discipline. This body could include representatives from politics, the law and civil society, with members of the latter group being nominated by the president.
“So far as political representation is concerned, there is an argument for suggesting that it should not be confined to the government of the day but should also include persons nominated by the Oireachtas to ensure that there was reasonable representation for all streams of political thought,” the judge said.
“A more broadly based political representation would, of course, reduce any perception that appointments were made on a party political basis”.
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