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From TheJournal.ie Courts to increase number of video sittings to overcome Covid-19 restrictions Coronavirus

Courts to increase number of video sittings to overcome Covid-19 restrictions

Hearings have been scaled back in recent weeks following the introduction of physical distancing guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words Obama Judge

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words

John Roberts’ criticism is the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has pushed back against Trump.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cork City now has what are probably the best court facilities in the country' Chief Justice

'Cork City now has what are probably the best court facilities in the country'

Cork city’s new courthouse opened today, after going through refurbishments worth €35 million.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change Back In His Box

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

From TheJournal.ie Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order Alabama

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right' Chief Justice

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year FLAC

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year

The total number of queries to FLAC centres was up more than 10% compared to 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog Courts

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog

The Chief Justice said the judge will “probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness”.

From TheJournal.ie Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts Annual Report

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts

The vast majority of cases heard in Irish courts were related to road-traffic offences.

From TheJournal.ie A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped Seanad

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern' Row

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'

A forum for discussion about matters of “mutual concern” to the judiciary and government has been established, on the request of Susan Denham.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech Inauguration

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech

Here’s the full text of the US President’s speech as he ceremonially began his second four-year term.

From TheJournal.ie Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time Inauguration

Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time

Barack Obama is being inaugurated for the second time – watch it live here.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples Marriage Equality

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

From TheJournal.ie Out with the old: Supreme Court to ditch traditional robes next week Court Clobber

Out with the old: Supreme Court to ditch traditional robes next week

Supreme Court judges believe the current robes, which date from pre-independence, are inappropriate for a modern republic.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’ Opinion

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’

Chief Justice Susan Denham pays tribute to the Constitution on its 75th birthday – and examines the case for a drastic overhaul of Ireland’s judicial system.

From TheJournal.ie Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all Inauguration

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

From TheJournal.ie Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice Chief Justice

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice

The Honourable Justice Susan Denham, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, will be its next president.