Judicial Appointments

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The search for the next Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has begun in advance of Sir Declan Morgan's retirement later this year. Sir Declan, who assumed the top judicial post in 2009, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 in January 2022.

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Siobhán Stack SC has been nominated by ministers for appointment as a High Court judge. Ms Stack, an alumnus of University College Cork and the University of Cambridge, called to the Bar in 1995 and to the Inner Bar in 2013.

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Judge Paul Kelly has been nominated for appointment as the next president of the District Court. An advisory committee recommended to ministers that Judge Kelly take on the presidency following the planned appointment of current president Judge Colin Daly to the Circuit Court.

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Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 April, it has been announced. Her Majesty The Queen 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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Michael Humphreys QC has been sworn into office as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland. Mr Justice Humphreys graduated from Oxford University in 1993 and was called to The Bar of Northern Ireland in 1994. He took silk in 2011.

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Barristers Joanne Carroll and Cephas Power have been nominated for appointment as ordinary judges to the District Court. The first vacancy arose following retirement of Judge Constantine O’Leary in November, and the second following the retirement of Judge Anne Ryan at the start of January.

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Judge Eugene Regan has been nominated by Irish government ministers for reappointment to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a further six-year term. Judge Regan has served on the court since 2015 and became, in 2018, the first Irish judge ever to be elected president of a chamber.

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Proposed legislation to overhaul the judicial appointments process will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny after TDs rejected a bid from Justice Minister Helen McEntee to expedite the process. The chair of the Oireachtas justice committee had said last month that the process should not be skipped simp

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High Court judge Mr Justice Maguire has been appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in a round of judicial appointments announced this morning. Elsewhere, Mr Justice Huddleston has been appointed as president of the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (HIA), taking over from Mr Justice Colto

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Judge Colin Daly, the president of the District Court, has been nominated for appointment as a Circuit Court judge. Ministers agreed to elevate Judge Daly to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Gerald Keys in May.

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Government ministers have approved the drafting of legislation to replace the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) with a new Judicial Appointments Commission chaired by the Chief Justice. The new Judicial Appointments Commission Bill differs from the bill proposed in 2017 in that it proposes

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Chief Justice Frank Clarke has reportedly refused to accept a €5,200 pay rise approved by government ministers. Ministers decided this week to push ahead with a two per cent pay increase for judges across the board.

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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that the fact that the Minister for Justice in Iceland selected a judge for appointment, in favour of candidates shortlisted by an independent evaluation panel, without providing sufficient reasons, meant that the judicial app

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Justice Minister Helen McEntee has committed to bringing forward plans to reform the judicial appointments process as she insisted that ministers had acted appropriately over the appointment of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe to the Supreme Court bench. A row which first concerned the conduct of the

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