Judicial appointments

Double appointment to County Court bench

Two newly-appointed County Court judges were sworn into office yesterday afternoon.

Published 22 June 2021

Mrs Justice Keegan named as Lady Chief Justice

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.

Published 16 June 2021

Five extra High Court judges 'one of the largest increases in recent memory'

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.

Published 8 June 2021

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell to be next Chief Justice

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell has been named by ministers as the next Chief Justice of Ireland.

Published 1 June 2021

Judge Anthony Collins nominated for appointment as CJEU Advocate-General

Judge Anthony Collins has been nominated for appointment as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 1 June 2021

Solicitor Raymond Finnegan nominated for District Court bench

Co Meath solicitor Raymond Finnegan has been nominated for appointment to the District Court.

Published 20 May 2021

England: Judicial Appointments Commission is ‘rotten to the core’

Judges are seeking an investigation into the “discriminatory, unfair and unlawful” judicial appointment system amid claims of bullying and racism, The Times reports.

Published 20 May 2021

Dr Joan Martin appointed as lay member to NIJAC

Retired occupational therapist Dr Joan Martin has been appointed as a lay member to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC).

Published 14 May 2021

Lord Justice Treacy appointed to NI Judicial Appointments Commission

Lord Justice Treacy has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) for a five-year term.

Published 5 May 2021

Gerard Hogan to be appointed as Supreme Court judge

Advocate-General Gerard Hogan has been nominated for appointment as a Supreme Court judge.

Published 21 April 2021

Five extra judges to be appointed to High Court bench

Ministers have agreed in principle to appoint five additional judges to the High Court in order to help clear the Covid-19 backlog of cases.

Published 21 April 2021

NI's Lord Chief Justice to help pick next Chief Justice of Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has been appointed to the advisory body which will help to select the next Chief Justice of Ireland.

Published 21 April 2021

Attorney General 'should be ineligible' for senior judicial appointment for 12 months

An outgoing Attorney General should not be eligible for appointment to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal for at least 12 months after leaving office, the Oireachtas justice committee has been told.

Published 15 April 2021

Attorney General 'should not have a role' in judicial appointments process

The Attorney General should not have any role in the judicial appointments process, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said.

Published 9 April 2021

Lady Justice Rose to be sworn in next week

Lady Justice Rose will be sworn in as a justice of the UK Supreme Court in a closed event next Tuesday.

Published 8 April 2021