Judicial Appointments

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Ms Justice Caroline Costello has been picked by government ministers as the next president of the Court of Appeal. She will succeed Mr Justice George Birmingham, who has held the post since 2018 and is due to retire on Sunday 4 August 2024.

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Mr Justice Michael MacGrath has been nominated for appointment to the Court of Appeal and barristers Ronan Munro SC and Catherine White BL have been nominated for appointment to the Circuit Court. A High Court judge since 2018, and serving on the Special Criminal Courts since 2020, Mr Justice MacGra

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Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne is to become the chairperson of the Courts Service board. The function of the Courts Service board is to consider and determine policy in relation to the Service, and oversee the implementation of that policy by its chief executive officer.

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Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh has been elected to serve as the next Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights. The Court of Appeal judge was the overwhelming choice of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), with only a handful of votes cast yesterday for r

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Judge Fergal Gaynor, Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh and Professor Colm Ó Cinnéide have been named as the candidates to succeed Judge Síofra O'Leary on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will next m

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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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