Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said that the Judicial Appointments Bill will get through before the Dáil term finishes.

Minister Flanagan said that he is confident that the Government will have a Judicial Appointments Bill that will be fit for purpose.

Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics Mr Flanagan said he will ensure that any legislation passed is constitutionally sound.

Mr Flanagan said that he is bringing back 60 amendments to the bill "in order to redress some of the damage that was done".

He said that the bill has changed entirely and acknowledged the role of the opposition in this.

He added he wanted to reform the laws and modernise the manner in which judges are appointed to ensure transparency.