Judicial Conduct

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Judicial conduct and ethics guidelines to be adopted shortly by the Judicial Council will close a "gap in judicial accountability and transparency", Chief Justice Frank Clarke has said. Writing in the foreword to its annual report for 2020, Mr Justice Clarke – who is due to retire in October &

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A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body's decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The case concerned a former judge of the High Judicial Council (CSJ) who was suspended from her duties on the grounds that she

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A district judge in Northern Ireland who openly questioned why buying sex is a criminal offence but selling sex is not will now receive "specific guidance" on the issue. The comments made by Judge Ted Magill during a criminal trial were "inappropriate", the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, agr

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Andrew McKeown BL, law lecturer and practising barrister at The Bar of Ireland, considers the procedure for the removal of a judge under the Irish Constitution. As the controversy surrounding Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe continues, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, the Ceann Comhairle, ha

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Embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has finally met with the Chief Justice following the Denham report into his controversial attendance at a golf dinner. Former chief justice Susan Denham found in her report that Mr Justice Woulfe had failed to consider “the advisabi

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Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has met former Chief Justice Susan Denham as part of her investigation into his attendance at a controversial dinner which broke COVID-19 rules. Mr Justice Woulfe was accompanied by Michael Collins SC at the meeting, which was also attended by Shane Murphy SC, accordi

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Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, who was recently appointed to the Supreme Court, is facing increasing calls to quit for attending a controversial dinner which broke COVID-19 rules. The former Attorney General of Ireland apologised on Friday for being one of more than 80 people, including high-profi

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Proposals to require judges to publish a declaration of interests are under consideration by the Cabinet. The idea was raised by Independent Alliance TD and Transport Minister Shane Ross in a discussion about the Judicial Council Bill at yesterday's Cabinet meeting, The Irish Times reports.

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Hearings into alleged judicial misconduct will be heard in public under Government proposals to be considered in the Oireachtas. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has submitted amendments to the Judicial Council Bill 2017 to provide for misconduct hearings to be held in public unless a private heari

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