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
New personal injury guidelines which will lead to significantly reduced payouts in most cases have been approved by the Judicial Council.
Published 8 March 2021
The Board of the Judicial Council will meet today after bringing forward its meeting due to the ongoing controversy around Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's future on the Supreme Court bench.
Published 17 November 2020
Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe postponed his planned meeting with Chief Justice Frank Clarke this morning for "personal reasons".
Published 5 October 2020
The Law Reform Commission has identified two "constitutionally permissible" models for capping personal injuries pay-outs in Ireland.
Published 30 September 2020
Lay members have been appointed to a number of Judicial Council committees and nominated for the panel of inquiry.
Published 22 July 2020
Prisoner numbers continued to rise in Ireland last year, putting pressure on the penal system in areas including prisoner accommodation, the provision of services and the volume of prisoner escorts.
Published 15 June 2020
Recruitment for lay members of the Judicial Council has begun, in another milestone for the new judicial body.
Published 20 April 2020
The new Judicial Council will "authoritatively assert judicial independence and respect for the rule of law should it ever come under threat", Chief Justice Frank Clarke has told its inaugural meeting.
Published 7 February 2020
Legislation allowing for the establishment of the Judicial Council has been commenced in a "landmark moment in the history of our State".
Published 18 December 2019
The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has identified judges to sit on the Judicial Council's personal injuries guidelines committee, he announced this morning.
Published 19 November 2019
The establishment of the new Judicial Council must be "legally robust" and shouldn't be rushed, the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has said.
Published 4 October 2019
A major milestone in the establishment of the Judicial Council was reached yesterday as Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan signed the first commencement order related to the body.
Published 10 September 2019
The proposed Judicial Council is set to be established by the end of the year following the passing of the landmark Judicial Council Bill by the Oireachtas yesterday.
Published 10 July 2019
The Judicial Council Bill is expected to clear the Oireachtas today after it returns to the Seanad for a final vote.
Published 9 July 2019