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Protest over new Human Rights/Equality appointment

In the Seanad, David Norris (ind, Dublin University) protested at the manner in which the government had already appointed the new head of the joined Equality Authority and Human Rights Commission (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 26th June 2012, 204).  He described it as a shameful abuse of democracy and asked: where was the openness, transparency and accountability promised by the new government?