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Judges asked to work 1 hour longer and shorter holidays


kkkkkkkkkk

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Shatter on collision course with judges over cuts to holidays - National News - Independent.ie

Good man Shatter, stick it to these guys, they work for us, we pay them
so we should tell them what to do
not the other way around, which has been the case for a long long time
its time someone stood up to these people


"Mr Shatter has written to the country's judiciary looking for a series of potential reforms -- including changes to the length of law terms and the "long vacation", which lasts through August and September"
Measures such as extending court sittings by an extra hour a day as well as shortening legal holidays were considered by some of the country's most senior judges."
 

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The length of holidays has always seemed like a throwback to bygone days.
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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The length of holidays has always seemed like a throwback to bygone days.
they are off for August and September, 8 weeks, like WTF
Court sitting hours are from 10.30am or 11am to 4pm, although some sittings extend beyond those hours while others conclude earlier.

1 hour more wont kill them

and YOU pay their wages
 
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MrFunkyBoogaloo

Shatter on collision course with judges over cuts to holidays - National News - Independent.ie

Good man Shatter, stick it to these guys, they work for us, we pay them
so we should tell them what to do
not the other way around, which has been the case for a long long time
its time someone stood up to these people


"Mr Shatter has written to the country's judiciary looking for a series of potential reforms -- including changes to the length of law terms and the "long vacation", which lasts through August and September"
Measures such as extending court sittings by an extra hour a day as well as shortening legal holidays were considered by some of the country's most senior judges."
I'm not sure whether "sticking it" to the judiciary is appropriate. Is Alan Shatter aware of how long politician's vacations are every year?
 

Sister Mercedes

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they are off for August and September, 8 weeks, like WTF
Court sitting hours are from 10.30am or 11am to 4pm, although some sittings extend beyond those hours while others conclude earlier.

1 hour more wont kill them

and YOU pay their wages
How many hours would a Judge be in Court in a week? Presumably he also needs time outside of Court to research papers and write judgments.
 

Sister Mercedes

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If Shatter is going to increase the # of Hours that Court is in session, then presumably he will also have to reduce the amount that Barristers are paid per hour, otherwise it'll just be a $$$$ bonanza for them.
 

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Good luck with that request. It'll probably have the same effect as the plea for voluntary pay cuts. Funny how other public servants just get told what to do. No doubt the spokespersons for the judiciary will come back to Mr Shatter with the "teachers' excuse", ie "it might look like we are getting the summer off but we are really writing up judgements and preparing for the next term's cases by research etc etc"
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Good luck with that request. It'll probably
have the same effect as the plea for voluntary pay cuts. Funny how other public servants just get told what to do. No doubt the spokespersons for the judiciary will come back to Mr Shatter with the "teachers' excuse", ie "it might look like we are getting the summer off but we are really writing up judgements and preparing for the next term's cases by research etc etc"
Separation. Of. Powers.
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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The PS Derailers are early to this thread.
the legal leeches supporters club.

while the clowns on the street pay their wages

we are a very ignorant people
 
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MrFunkyBoogaloo

Good luck with that request. It'll probably have the same effect as the plea for voluntary pay cuts. Funny how other public servants just get told what to do. No doubt the spokespersons for the judiciary will come back to Mr Shatter with the "teachers' excuse", ie "it might look like we are getting the summer off but we are really writing up judgements and preparing for the next term's cases by research etc etc"
The request for voluntary pay cuts was accepted by the vast majority of the judiciary, iirc.

Whataboutery.

And politicians continue to work when the Dail is not in session.
And judges don't?
 

firefly123

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The PS Derailers are early to this thread.
Are you nuts? Seriously? Of course they should not get that kind of time off and they should be in court more. I accept their contact time and time spend working are very different but c'mon. Have I re-railed the thread enough for you now?
 
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