Micheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Party: Fianna Fail)
Dáil debates, Kildare Street (Oct. 18, 2016, 2:05 P.M.),
"The Court of Appeal backlog could take over a decade to clear. That is not my assessment but that of Mr. Seth Barrett Tillman, law lecturer at Maynooth University. I understand--perhaps the Taoiseach will confirm if this has happened--that the Chief Justice and the President of the High Court have approached the Government with a view to having more judges appointed to the Court of Appeal. Either that has happened or it has not."
Fianna Fail Leader Micheál Martin was quoting from my: Seth Barrett Tillman, Has the Irish Court of Appeal Solved the Judicial Backlog? Can it?, 34 Irish Law Times 210 (2016), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2816458 (also available on Westlaw.ie).
Willie Penrose TD (Labour, Longford-Westmeath), Dail Debate on the Judicial Appointments Bill 2016: Second Stage, Houses of the Oireachtas (Oct. 26, 2016), https://oireachtas.heanet.ie/mp4/dail/latest/dail_20161026T085459.000009.mp4 (at 41:50ff) (discussing a Maynooth academic’s research).
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My prior post: Seth Barrett Tillman, Modern Scholars Who and Prior Courts which Understood Ex parte Merryman, The New Reform Club (Oct. 9, 2016, 4:59 AM), [Here]