‘The Heavy Gang Are Back’


From top: Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald; Independent TD Mattie McGrath

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said she is being accountable to the Dáil, despite refusing Opposition demands that she make a statement in the chamber regarding the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Seamus Woulfe and then answer questions.

The minister said she is prepared to answer questions about the appointment through the long-standing process of written queries submitted by Opposition TDs several days in advance known as Ministerial Parliamentary Questions (PQs).

She told a news conference in Dublin that this process is standard practice, which happens every week and has been in place for many years.

Minister says she is being accountable to Dáil over Woulfe (RTÉ)

3 thoughts on “‘The Heavy Gang Are Back’

  1. GiggidyGoo

    JAAB doesn’t recommend for appointments. Michilín uses the ‘recommended’ word even though he knows it’s a lie.

    1. ReproBertie

      Is that the best you can do? You pick one word out of his quote and treat it like it’s a smoking gun even though in the quote above Mícheál doesn’t say JAAB recommended anyone for appointment. He says “the JAAB recommendation on the suitability of the applicant”. The purpose of JAAB “is to identify persons and inform the Government of the suitability of those persons for appointment to judicial office.”


  2. bisted

    …I think the big attraction of getting Helen McEntee to answer questions is that she displays those unparliamentry traits of answering straight questions and telling the truth…

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