Judicial Appointments

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Mícheál P O’Higgins SC, a former chair of The Bar of Ireland, has been nominated by ministers for appointment to the High Court bench. In addition, barrister Elizabeth Maguire SC and solicitor Simon McAleese have been nominated for appointment as judges of the Circuit Court.

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Judge Patrick Kinney has been appointed and sworn into office as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland in one of three new judicial appointments. Alongside the appointment of Mr Justice Kinney, Judge Mark McGarrity and Mark Reel have been appointed as County Court judges.

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The government has nominated Mr Justice Maurice Collins for appointment to the Supreme Court and Judge Melanie Greally for appointment to the High Court. Mr Justice Collins, a great-nephew of Michael Collins, will fill the Supreme Court vacancy arising from the retirement of Mr Justice Frank Clarke

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Judge Síofra O'Leary has formally taken up the presidency of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with effect from today. The first woman and the first Irish person to serve as president of the court in its 63-year history, she will serve for an initial two-year term until 2024.

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A barrister and two solicitors have been nominated by ministers for appointment to judicial posts. Elva Duffy SC has been nominated for appointment as a Circuit Court judge, filling the vacancy arising from the retirement of Judge Patrick Meghan earlier this month.

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Around €2.5 million has been set aside in anticipation of a "significant increase in the number of judges" in the State, justice minister Helen McEntee has said. An increase in judicial numbers is likely to be a headline recommendation of the judicial planning working group headed by civil serv

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Dr Laura Cahillane calls for legislative reform to end the practice of directly elevating attorney generals to the bench. Last June, during the report stage of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, the Sinn Féin justice spokesman Martin Kenny put down an amendment to create a cooling-off

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Judge Síofra O’Leary, the Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), has been elected as the president of the court for a two-year term. She is the first woman and the first Irish person to serve as president of the court in its 63-year history, and will take up office o

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Former High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly has resigned as a judge of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Courts. The retired judge was sworn in last week alongside former chief justice Frank Clarke. Both have now resigned following criticism focused on the UAE's poor record on hum

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Ms Justice Nuala Butler has been nominated for appointment to the Court of Appeal in a move that will make it the first court in Irish history to have a majority of women judges. A judge of the High Court since 2020, Ms Justice Butler's appointment will fill the vacancy created by Mr Justice David B

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Ireland's former chief justice Frank Clarke has resigned as a judge of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Courts and former High Court president Peter Kelly has been urged to follow suit in light of a row over the UAE's record on human rights. The two retired judges were sworn in last wee

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