High Court judge Mr Justice David Barniville has been nominated by ministers for appointment to the Court of Appeal. Mr Justice Barniville, a former chairman of the Bar Council, was appointed to the High Court bench in 2017.
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 &
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Lord Justice Treacy has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) for a five-year term. The senior judge replaces Lord Justice Stephens following his appointment to the UK Supreme Court bench last year.
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
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
An outgoing Attorney General should not be eligible for appointment to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal for at least 12 months after leaving office, the Oireachtas justice committee has been told. Legal academics Dr Laura Cahillane, Dr Tom Hickey and Dr David Kenny were invited to make submi
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