Victims Commissioner appointment to be challenged

It’s amazng how much of Northern Ireland’s political business gets conducted in court. The latest judicial challenge is to the appointment of Victims Commissioner, Bertha McDougall on the grounds that she does not command cross community support. This is one to keep an eye on. Where it to succeed it might have an interesting effect on many other such public appointments. Thanks to Sheila for the heads up!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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