Judicial appointments



Two solicitors nominated for appointment as District Court judges

Two solicitors have been nominated for appointment as ordinary judges of the District Court.

Published 15 July 2021

High Court president 'speechless' at appointment of just five extra judges

Justice Minister Heather Humphreys has defended legislation providing for five extra High Court judges in the face of criticism from the president of the High Court that it is not enough.

Published 13 July 2021

Tributes paid to Sir Declan Morgan as he retires as Lord Chief Justice

Northern Ireland’s legal profession has paid tribute to Sir Declan Morgan, who has retired as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

Published 1 July 2021

Legislative change to appoint five more High Court judges approved by Dáil

Legislative provisions paving the way for the appointment of five additional High Court judges have cleared the Dáil sooner than expected after being controversially brought forward in another bill.

Published 1 July 2021

Richard Greene QC appointed to County Court bench

Richard Greene QC has been appointed as a County Court judge in Northern Ireland.

Published 30 June 2021

Mr Justice Barniville nominated for appointment to Court of Appeal

High Court judge Mr Justice David Barniville has been nominated by ministers for appointment to the Court of Appeal.

Published 25 June 2021

Double appointment to County Court bench

Two newly-appointed County Court judges were sworn into office yesterday afternoon.

Published 22 June 2021

Mrs Justice Keegan named as Lady Chief Justice

Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has been appointed as Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, becoming the first woman ever to hold the highest judicial position in Northern Ireland.

Published 16 June 2021

Five extra High Court judges 'one of the largest increases in recent memory'

The planned appointment of five additional High Court judges is "one of the largest increases in judges approved in recent memory and a very significant investment by the State in judicial resources", ministers have said.

Published 8 June 2021

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell to be next Chief Justice

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell has been named by ministers as the next Chief Justice of Ireland.

Published 1 June 2021

Judge Anthony Collins nominated for appointment as CJEU Advocate-General

Judge Anthony Collins has been nominated for appointment as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 1 June 2021

Solicitor Raymond Finnegan nominated for District Court bench

Co Meath solicitor Raymond Finnegan has been nominated for appointment to the District Court.

Published 20 May 2021

England: Judicial Appointments Commission is ‘rotten to the core’

Judges are seeking an investigation into the “discriminatory, unfair and unlawful” judicial appointment system amid claims of bullying and racism, The Times reports.

Published 20 May 2021

Dr Joan Martin appointed as lay member to NIJAC

Retired occupational therapist Dr Joan Martin has been appointed as a lay member to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC).

Published 14 May 2021

Lord Justice Treacy appointed to NI Judicial Appointments Commission

Lord Justice Treacy has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) for a five-year term.

Published 5 May 2021