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
A statutory committee of judges will draw up guidelines on personal injury pay-outs under plans approved by the Cabinet yesterday.
Published 22 May 2019
Proposals to require judges to publish a declaration of interests are under consideration by the Cabinet.
Published 22 May 2019
Hearings into alleged judicial misconduct will be heard in public under Government proposals to be considered in the Oireachtas.
Published 1 April 2019