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# judiciary - Thursday 15 July, 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 35,117 Views 0 Comments

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

# judiciary - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

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 29,893 Views 29 Comments

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

# judiciary - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

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 11,036 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.

# judiciary - Friday 26 June, 2020

'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 39,068 Views 91 Comments

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

# judiciary - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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 18,878 Views 18 Comments

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

# judiciary - Sunday 24 June, 2018

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 9,824 Views 27 Comments

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

# judiciary - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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 29,464 Views 55 Comments

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

# judiciary - Monday 26 June, 2017

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 17,927 Views 38 Comments

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

# judiciary - Monday 19 June, 2017

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 23,093 Views 66 Comments

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

# judiciary - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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 5,575 Views 0 Comments

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

# judiciary - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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 12,135 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”.

# judiciary - Monday 26 September, 2016

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 26,555 Views 53 Comments

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

# judiciary - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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 43,974 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…”

# judiciary - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

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 14,186 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.

# judiciary - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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 19,506 Views 40 Comments

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

# judiciary - Monday 6 October, 2014

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 9,216 Views 36 Comments

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

# judiciary - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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 20,300 Views 20 Comments

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

# judiciary - Sunday 22 June, 2014

"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 7,571 Views 36 Comments

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

# judiciary - Friday 30 May, 2014

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 164 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?

# judiciary - Friday 21 February, 2014

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 6,546 Views 22 Comments

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

# judiciary - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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 8,514 Views 95 Comments

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

# judiciary - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

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 19 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.

# judiciary - Monday 29 April, 2013

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 8,330 Views 58 Comments

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

# judiciary - Friday 19 April, 2013

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 63 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.

# judiciary - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

Apr 17th 2013, 8:15 PM 5,545 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 5,437 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.

# judiciary - Monday 15 April, 2013

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 6,214 Views 51 Comments

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

# judiciary - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

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 5,245 Views 13 Comments

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

# judiciary - Saturday 2 February, 2013

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 4,892 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.

# judiciary - Friday 25 January, 2013

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

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments

Jan 25th 2013, 10:03 PM 31,473 Views 59 Comments

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

# judiciary - Saturday 12 January, 2013

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 6,429 Views 39 Comments

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

# judiciary - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

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 398 Views 0 Comments

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

# judiciary - Saturday 29 September, 2012

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

State paid judges €27 million in 2011

Sep 29th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,826 Views 38 Comments

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

# judiciary - Saturday 26 May, 2012

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 84 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.

# judiciary - Sunday 13 May, 2012

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 2,195 Views 15 Comments

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

# judiciary - Thursday 12 January, 2012

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 2,509 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.

# judiciary - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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 943 Views 4 Comments

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

# judiciary - Saturday 15 October, 2011

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 2,630 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.

# judiciary - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

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 1,045 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.

# judiciary - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

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 1,655 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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