I am a bit surprised no one has started a thread on this already as it proposes to overturn one of the most fundamental rights of the Citizen
- the Right to be judged by ones Peers
- namely one's fellow Irish Citizens
It said allowing EU citizens and those who have been resident in Ireland for at least five years would make around 200,000 extra people available for jury duty.
I take it that no opinion poll let alone Referendum will take place before this is quietly brought in....?
However while personally object to being judged in my own Country by those who are not my fellow Citizens there are also some very important and worrying aspects to allowing people to be part of a Jury who are not fully aware of all the nuances and the vernacular of the people they are being asked to judge
This is something that in my heart the majority of Irish People would not want to see