Judicial conduct

Judicial conduct guidelines to close 'gap in judicial accountability'

Judicial conduct and ethics guidelines to be adopted shortly by the Judicial Council will close a "gap in judicial accountability and transparency", Chief Justice Frank Clarke has said.

Published 21 July 2021

ECtHR: Lack of effective remedy for former judge breached human rights

A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body's decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 20 July 2021

District judge to receive guidance on 'inappropriate' comments during trial

A district judge in Northern Ireland who openly questioned why buying sex is a criminal offence but selling sex is not will now receive "specific guidance" on the issue.

Published 14 December 2020

Andrew McKeown: Removal of a judge in the Irish constitutional order

Andrew McKeown BL, law lecturer and practising barrister at The Bar of Ireland, considers the procedure for the removal of a judge under the Irish Constitution.

Published 11 November 2020

Mr Justice Woulfe finally meets Chief Justice over golfgate

Embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has finally met with the Chief Justice following the Denham report into his controversial attendance at a golf dinner.

Published 6 November 2020

Judicial Council to consider whether to publish golfgate report on Mr Justice Woulfe

The Judicial Council has been asked to consider whether or not to publish the completed report by former Chief Justice Susan Denham on Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's attendance at a controversial dinner which broke Covid-19 rules.

Published 30 September 2020

Woulfe meets Denham as part of golfgate investigation

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has met former Chief Justice Susan Denham as part of her investigation into his attendance at a controversial dinner which broke COVID-19 rules.

Published 10 September 2020

Former Chief Justice Denham to lead 'unprecedented' investigation into Woulfe's conduct

Former Chief Justice Susan Denham will lead an "unprecedented" investigation into the conduct of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, the newly-appointed Supreme Court judge, amid calls for him to step down.

Published 25 August 2020

Mr Justice Woulfe faces calls to resign over golf dinner scandal

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, who was recently appointed to the Supreme Court, is facing increasing calls to quit for attending a controversial dinner which broke COVID-19 rules.

Published 24 August 2020

Proposals for judicial declaration of interests under consideration

Proposals to require judges to publish a declaration of interests are under consideration by the Cabinet.

Published 22 May 2019

Judicial misconduct hearings to be held in public under Government plans

Hearings into alleged judicial misconduct will be heard in public under Government proposals to be considered in the Oireachtas.

Published 1 April 2019