Judicial Appointments

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Landmark reforms to the judicial appointments process are compatible with the Constitution and can become law, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022 was referred to the court by President Michael D. Higgins under Article 26 of the Constitution — the first

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Barrister Mark O'Connell BL has been nominated for appointment to the District Court bench. Mr O'Connell will fill the vacancy arising from the retirement of Judge Olann Kelleher last month.

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Patrick McGrath SC has been nominated for appointment to the High Court. Ministers yesterday selected Mr McGrath to fill the vacancy arising from the elevation of Mr Justice Brian O'Moore to the Court of Appeal on Monday.

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Four lawyers have been nominated by ministers for appointment as High Court judges and two as Circuit Court judges. Barristers David Nolan SC, Denise Brett SC, Nuala Jackson SC and Conleth Bradley SC have been nominated for appointment to the High Court.

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Lady Justice Simler will join the UK Supreme Court on 14 November, it has been announced. King Charles III made the appointment on the advice of the prime minister and lord chancellor, following the recommendations of an independent selection commission.

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Landmark reforms to the judicial appointments process could be referred to the Supreme Court this week amid concerns around their constitutionality. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022, which completed the final stages in the Oireachtas in July, will replace the Judicial Appointments Advi

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Dame Sue Carr has chosen to take the title of Lady Chief Justice on her appointment to lead the judiciary in England and Wales, according to reports. The first woman to ever hold the top judicial post was given the choice of being known as Lord Chief Justice, Lady Chief Justice or simply Chief Justi

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Retired Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin has been appointed as chairperson of the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal (IFSAT). IFSAT is an independent tribunal which hears and determines appeals brought against certain decisions of the Central Bank. Its decisions can be appealed

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Mr Justice Brian O'Moore is to be elevated to the Court of Appeal and 10 new District Court judges appointed, the government has announced. The High Court judge will fill the vacancy arising from the appointment of Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly to the Supreme Court in June.

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Legislation providing for the establishment of a new Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has competed its final stages in the Seanad and is likely to soon become law. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022, which represents the most significant reforms to the judicial appointments process

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Barristers Gerard Meehan SC and Fiona O'Sullivan SC and solicitor Jennifer O'Brien have been nominated for appointment as Circuit Court judges. The new nominees will fill vacancies created under the Courts Act 2023, which provides for an increase in the number of ordinary Circuit Court judges from 4

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Liam Kennedy SC, Oisín Quinn SC, Barry O’Donnell SC, Siobhan Lankford SC and Emily Farrell SC have been nominated for appointment as judges of the High Court. The four barristers and one solicitor fill five new posts created by the expansion of the High Court bench under the Courts Act

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Dame Sue Carr is to take up the role of Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in October, becoming the first woman to hold the top judicial post. Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice since 2017, is retiring at the end of September.

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