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#Judiciary

# judiciary - Last year 2021

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge

Jul 15th 2021, 9:44 PM 35,210 Views 0 Comments

Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.

# judiciary - All time

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence

Nov 18th 2020, 6:13 PM 30,052 Views 29 Comments

A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business

Nov 10th 2020, 1:32 PM 11,123 Views 5 Comments

Dr Laura Cahillane and Dr David Kenny say there may be a case for impeachment of the Supreme Court judge but that constutional path is fraught with risk.

'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge
# Ruling The Roost
# Ruling The Roost

'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge

Jun 26th 2020, 11:19 AM 39,194 Views 91 Comments

The People Before Profit TD claimed in a Facebook post a High Court decision was made by a ‘right wing’ judge.

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'
# Rape Myths
# Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,961 Views 18 Comments

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people
# Banged Up
# Banged Up

Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people

Jun 24th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,837 Views 27 Comments

A High Court judge called for the Irish Penal Reform Trust to take a look at the matter.

Ireland has appointed a new top judge
# Chief Justice Of Ireland
# Chief Justice Of Ireland

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

Jul 26th 2017, 3:52 PM 29,629 Views 55 Comments

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will take over from the retiring Chief Justice Susan Denham next month.

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Jun 26th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,982 Views 38 Comments

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

Jun 19th 2017, 11:40 AM 23,257 Views 66 Comments

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland
# Rio Tickets
# Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Dec 21st 2016, 9:30 AM 5,597 Views 0 Comments

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'
# Colourful Language
# Colourful Language

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'

Dec 6th 2016, 6:16 PM 12,161 Views 35 Comments

He went on to say “I know it’s very difficult to change things… They’re very powerful people who don’t like things being moved”.

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,692 Views 53 Comments

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

Judge under fire for asking sexual assault victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"
# Canada
# Canada

Judge under fire for asking sexual assault victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"

Nov 11th 2015, 11:58 PM 43,997 Views 79 Comments

Judge Robin Camp has apologised for comments such as “For a person who didn’t want have sex, she spends a long time in the shower with the accused…”

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
# Column
# Column

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 15,407 Views 80 Comments

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?
# Legal Costs
# Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?

Oct 16th 2014, 5:13 PM 19,547 Views 40 Comments

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'
# Chief Justice
# Chief Justice

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'

Oct 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,264 Views 36 Comments

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

The High Court has two new judges, both women
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

The High Court has two new judges, both women

Jul 23rd 2014, 6:37 PM 20,343 Views 20 Comments

Another male judge has been nominated for a vacancy that arises in the High Court later this year.

"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"
# Legal Efforts
# Legal Efforts

"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:57 PM 7,588 Views 36 Comments

Government and opposition TDs agree that the judiciary should be free of political influence.

Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?

May 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 190 Views 20 Comments

The current Anthony Lyons case has highlighted the problem of uniformity regarding criminal sanctions. Is there a way to improve consistency and fairness of sentencing?

Dáil to debate plan to take senior Garda and judicial appointments from government
# On The Bench
# On The Bench

Dáil to debate plan to take senior Garda and judicial appointments from government

Feb 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 6,562 Views 22 Comments

Independent TD Shane Ross says that “the system is rotten”.

Judges want to change how judges are appointed
# Legal Matters
# Legal Matters

Judges want to change how judges are appointed

Jan 30th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,536 Views 95 Comments

A committee of judges say that the changes are necessary to maintain the impartiality of the judiciary.

Column: Is the Seanad referendum also about giving the judiciary greater protection from sanction?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the Seanad referendum also about giving the judiciary greater protection from sanction?

Sep 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 25 Views 24 Comments

We have been led to believe that the Referendum is about the abolition of the Seanad – but does it also aim to give additional protection from sanction to our judiciary? asks Gerry Fahey.

Gardaí 'should be treated like judges' in pay talks
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí 'should be treated like judges' in pay talks

Apr 29th 2013, 11:06 AM 8,347 Views 58 Comments

The Garda Representative Association sees the situation of rank and file gardaí as similar to that of judges.

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed

Apr 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 87 Views 14 Comments

Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'
# Meetings
# Meetings

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

Apr 17th 2013, 8:15 PM 5,568 Views 34 Comments

A row between the judiciary and the government seems to have fizzled out today with two separate developments.

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'
# Row
# Row

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'

Apr 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,455 Views 16 Comments

A forum for discussion about matters of “mutual concern” to the judiciary and government has been established, on the request of Susan Denham.

Shatter row: Judges' group outlines concerns for judiciary independence
# Row
# Row

Shatter row: Judges' group outlines concerns for judiciary independence

Apr 15th 2013, 7:14 PM 6,232 Views 51 Comments

The Association of Judges of Ireland says there are a number of current matters that have implications for judicial independence.

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing
# Courts
# Courts

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing

Mar 19th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,277 Views 13 Comments

The ISIS report examined the outcomes in 42 cases of manslaughter between 2007 and 2012.

Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:24 PM 4,906 Views 103 Comments

The Bill seeks to reform the way in which individuals are selected for appointments to the judiciary by the Judicial Appointments Board.

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments
# Travellers
# Travellers

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments

Jan 25th 2013, 10:03 PM 31,561 Views 59 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement said the reported comments by a District Court judge were “inflammatory and derogatory”.

Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland

Jan 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,466 Views 39 Comments

Ireland’s bailout partners also want a more efficient judicial system.

Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system

Dec 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 441 Views 0 Comments

The system by which Ireland appoints its judges is now under scrutiny, writes Sarah McCabe – so how does it hold up?

State paid judges €27 million in 2011
# Pay Cheque
# Pay Cheque

State paid judges €27 million in 2011

Sep 29th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,848 Views 38 Comments

This figure is likely to be significantly lower in 2012 after the results of last year’s referendum on judges’ pay.

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.

May 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 96 Views 45 Comments

Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.

Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments

May 13th 2012, 2:49 PM 2,222 Views 15 Comments

Court appointments should be independent, says a report by the European judges’ association launched by Justice Susan Denham.

Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution
# Hungary
# Hungary

Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution

Jan 12th 2012, 3:58 PM 2,532 Views 1 Comment

While it continues preliminary talks on an EU-IMF bailout, the EU has also threatened legal action over Hungary’s new laws.

Bill to cut judges' pay rubber-stamped by TDs
# Judges Pay
# Judges Pay

Bill to cut judges' pay rubber-stamped by TDs

Nov 30th 2011, 7:16 AM 961 Views 4 Comments

The bill, which emerged from last month’s referendum, was passed in the Dáil last night.

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot
# Referendum Guide
# Referendum Guide

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot

Oct 15th 2011, 10:30 AM 2,657 Views 37 Comments

Two referendums are being voted on alongside the Dublin West by-election and the Presidential election: one concerns judges’ pay and the other concerns giving powers of inquiry to the Oireachtas.

Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges

Sep 21st 2011, 11:01 AM 1,063 Views 10 Comments

The government is to vote against John Crown’s bill which would require TDs and Senators to declare any contact with judges.

Du Plantier judge could be handed Ian Bailey's personal diaries
# Toscan Du Plantier
# Toscan Du Plantier

Du Plantier judge could be handed Ian Bailey's personal diaries

Aug 17th 2011, 9:36 AM 1,718 Views 2 Comments

Mr Bailey describes how he “tried to kill” his girlfriend in notes requested by the judge probing the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

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