Judicial Appointments

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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. She will be sworn in as successor to the incumbent Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, at the start of September 2021 &

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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. The government, which announced its plans to expand the High Court bench in Ap

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Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell has been named by ministers as the next Chief Justice of Ireland. The Belfast-born judge, who has sat on the Supreme Court since 2010, has been nominated by ministers to succeed Chief Justice Frank Clarke, who will retire on his 70th birthday in October.

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Judge Anthony Collins has been nominated for appointment as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The government's decision in April to nominate Advocate-General Gerard Hogan for appointment to the Supreme Court bench will create a vacancy on the CJEU.

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Co Meath solicitor Raymond Finnegan has been nominated for appointment to the District Court. He will fill the vacancy arising from the elevation of Judge Colin Daly, former president of the District Court, to the Circuit Court earlier this year.

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Judges are seeking an investigation into the “discriminatory, unfair and unlawful” judicial appointment system amid claims of bullying and racism, The Times reports. The Judicial Support Network (JSN), which promotes diversity on the bench, is sending a request today to the Equality and

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Retired occupational therapist Dr Joan Martin has been appointed as a lay member to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). NIJAC is responsible for selecting and appointing, or recommending for appointment, applicants in respect of all listed judicial offices up to and includ

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Advocate-General Gerard Hogan has been nominated for appointment as a Supreme Court judge. The former High Court and Court of Appeal judge has served on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) since 2018.

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Ministers have agreed in principle to appoint five additional judges to the High Court in order to help clear the Covid-19 backlog of cases. The move will require legislation as the number of High Court judges is set out in law. It is not yet clear whether the additional judges will be temporary or

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The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has been appointed to the advisory body which will help to select the next Chief Justice of Ireland. Sir Declan Morgan will be the judicial member on the three-person non-statutory advisory committee established by ministers to help find a successor to Chie

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The Attorney General should not have any role in the judicial appointments process, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The rights watchdog has published its recommendations to the government and the Oireachtas on the general scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2

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