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.
Proposed legislation to overhaul the judicial appointments process should undergo pre-legislative scrutiny in spite of Justice Minister Helen McEntee's opposition, the chair of the Oireachtas justice committee has said. Ms McEntee last week wrote to the Ceann Comhairle to ask for the requirement for
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
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.
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
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
Judge Stephen Fowler QC has been appointed as Recorder of Belfast, the most senior County Court judge in Northern Ireland. He succeeds Judge David McFarland QC, who has held the post since 2012 and was elevated to the High Court earlier this month.
The Oireachtas justice committee should include a review of the judicial appointments process in its work programme for 2021, its chairperson has said. Chairperson James Lawless, a qualified barrister and Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, told The Irish Times that the committee should make re
Government ministers were not told that a number of sitting senior judges had expressed interest in the vacancy on the Supreme Court before agreeing to appoint Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, it has emerged. According to The Irish Times, at least three judges applied for the position, but ministers
Barrister David Scoffield QC and Judge David McFarland have been appointed as judges of the High Court. The pair were sworn in before Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, this morning.
The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's attendance at an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner strengthens the case for a lay chairperson on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission, former minister Shane Ross has said. Mr Ross, the maverick Independent Alliance minister who pushed hard
Barrister Nuala Butler SC has been nominated by ministers for appointment as an ordinary judge of the High Court. Ms Butler will fill the vacancy arising from the elevation of Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington to the Court of Appeal earlier this month.
Lord Justice Stephens has been appointed to the UK Supreme Court. 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.
Judge Geoffrey Miller QC has been appointed as County Court commissioner in the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). He was appointed by First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill for a five-year term until 11 August 2025.
Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington has been nominated for appointment as an ordinary judge of the Court of Appeal. She has served as a High Court judge since 2018, having previously practised as a barrister in civil law cases.