The independent TD who was widely seen as driving the outgoing government's commitment to reforming the judicial appointments system has lost his seat in Saturday's election.
Published 10 February 2020
Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has been sworn in as a temporary High Court judge.
Published 3 February 2020
Five senior Northern Ireland barristers have taken up office as temporary High Court judges as of today.
Published 24 January 2020
A record 320 bills, including the controversial bill to reform the judicial appointments process, are expected to lapse when the Dáil is dissolved for the election next month.
Published 15 January 2020
Ireland's judge at the European Court of Human Rights has been elected as one of five section presidents.
Published 14 January 2020
Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the UK Supreme Court.
Published 13 January 2020
Four appointments to the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court benches have been agreed by the Government at its final meeting of the year.
Published 23 December 2019
The controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the final stage in the Seanad after 125 hours of debate.
Published 12 December 2019
The controversial Judicial Appointments Bill has been amended in the Seanad to allow former barristers and solicitors to be considered "lay persons" three years after leaving practice.
Published 11 December 2019
Ms Justice Mary Baker has been nominated for elevation to the Supreme Court in a trio of nominations agreed by the Cabinet yesterday.
Published 28 November 2019
Four senior barristers and a solicitor have been nominated for appointment to the High Court.
Published 13 November 2019
Mr Justice Michael Peart, the first solicitor appointed to the High Court, has retired from the Court of Appeal.
Published 28 October 2019
The Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) raised concerns about the quality of applicants for appointment to the bench in a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago.
Published 18 October 2019
Seven judges have been nominated by Government for appointment to the enlarged Court of Appeal.
Published 9 October 2019
Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey has been sworn in as a Lord Justice of Appeal in Northern Ireland.
Published 5 September 2019