Judicial appointments

Judicial appointments bill fails to complete committee stage before Easter

The Government's embattled Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has not completed committee stage in the Seanad before Easter despite a bid to end the long-running parliamentary debate yesterday morning.

Published 18 April 2019

Ms Justice Mary Irvine nominated for Supreme Court

Ms Justice Mary Irvine has been nominated by the Government for elevation to the Supreme Court.

Published 3 April 2019

Barrister Mark McGarrity sworn in as district judge

Barrister Mark McGarrity was sworn in as a district judge in the Magistrates' Courts this morning.

Published 28 March 2019

Court of Appeal to grow from nine to 15 judges

The number of ordinary judges in the Court of Appeal is set to grow from nine to 15 under new plans approved by the Government.

Published 22 March 2019

Lady Hale calls for new judicial retirement age of 74

The judicial retirement age should be raised to 74, the President of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 21 March 2019

John Jordan SC and Alexander Owens SC nominated for High Court

Barristers John Jordan SC and Alexander Owens SC have been nominated by the Government for appointment to the High Court.

Published 16 January 2019

Former Law Society president Mr Justice Ian Huddleston sworn in as High Court judge

Representatives of the Law Society of Northern Ireland attended the swearing in of their former president, Mr Justice Ian Huddleston, as a High Court judge.

Published 8 January 2019