Judicial Appointments

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Five senior barristers have been nominated for appointment as High Court judges in a bid to clear the Covid-19 backlog. Caroline Biggs SC, Marguerite Bolger SC, Emily Egan SC, Cian Ferriter SC and David Holland SC will take up the new seats on the High Court bench created through legislation earlier

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Irish judge Anthony Collins has been appointed as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Judge Collins was nominated by the Irish government earlier this summer to fill the vacancy created by its appointment of Advocate-General Gerard Hogan to the Irish Supreme Cou

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Dame Siobhan Keegan has been sworn into office as Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland at a ceremony in the Royal Courts of Justice. The first woman to hold Northern Ireland's top judicial post, Dame Siobhan was sworn into office in the Nisi Prius court in front of a small group of family and frie

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The government's new Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is expected to be published by the end of next month, the Department of Justice has said. Ministers agreed late last year to draft legislation replacing the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) with a new Judicial Appointments Commiss

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Two solicitors have been nominated for appointment as ordinary judges of the District Court. Ministers agreed at a meeting this week to nominate Máire Conneely and Brendan O’Reilly for the vacancies arising from the retirements of Judge Patrick Durcan and Judge Terence J. W. Finn.

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Justice Minister Heather Humphreys has defended legislation providing for five extra High Court judges in the face of criticism from the president of the High Court that it is not enough. Ms Justice Mary Irvine told The Parchment, the magazine of the Dublin Solicitors' Bar Association (DSBA), that s

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Northern Ireland’s legal profession has paid tribute to Sir Declan Morgan, who has retired as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Rowan White, president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and Bernard Brady QC, chair of the Bar of Northern Ireland, have both marked Sir Declan’s r

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Legislative provisions paving the way for the appointment of five additional High Court judges have cleared the Dáil sooner than expected after being controversially brought forward in another bill. The government said last month that it would include the necessary legislative changes in the

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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 &

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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

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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.

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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.

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