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The Association of Judges of Ireland is satisfied after holding talks with Attorney General Máire Whelan that its concerns about judicial independence are "fully understood" and that "progress will be made by mutual co-operation in resolving issues".
The Chief Justice Susan Denham announced the establishment of a new forum to resolve the difficulties between the Government and the judiciary. Along with the Chief Justice and the Attorney General, the new forum, described as a working group for renewal, will include the secretary general to the Government and other judges.
She said that the normal conduit between the judiciary and the executive was the Attorney General. "That avenue of contact continues as a positive and proper route," she said. However, she also said it was clear new structures were needed. Ms Justice Denham paid tribute to the energy and commitment of the judges of Ireland, saying they showed an enormous willingness to change and to accept more work with fewer resources.
So, was this all just a storm in a teacup, or was Judge Peter Kelly right to raise the matter? A good discussion is on the cards for tonight’s show. Could be very interesting, as they say in legal circles …
Judge Peter Kelly
AJI - Judge Profiles
Fionnan Sheahan on the Judicial Row - Independent.ie
Pat Rabbitte on Judicial Row - Independent.ie
AJI holds talks with Attorney General over row - RTÉ News
Cabinet minister calls for
Judges' group backs Kelly in Shatter row - RTÉ News
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