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A Fine Gael TD has criticised Minister for Transport Shane Ross for pushing through the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
The bill provides for the setting up of a Judicial Appointments Commission made up of a lay majority, including the chairperson.
The change in process to nominate judges was one of the key priorities for Mr Ross and the Independent Alliance during the Programme for Government talks.
Mr Ross secured a commitment from Fine Gael to bring in new legislation in the area.
The Government plans to proceed with the bill as it stands, despite criticism from Fianna Fáil and senior members of the judiciary.



Every London council was warned by Britain’s fire service that cladding on high-rise buildings could be dangerous just weeks before the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
In a letter sent to all 33 local authorities and housing providers in the capital in May, the London Fire Brigade urged them to consider if panels could be flammable.
The safety advice came in the wake of a fire at Shepherd's Court in west London, in August 2016, where cladding was found to have aided its spread.

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