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Courts Service cannot investigate 41 complaints against judges received in the last three years
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Courts Service cannot investigate 41 complaints against judges received in the last three years

Dec 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,944 Views 43 Comments

In the last three years 41 complaints have been received but the number could be much higher according to the Courts Service.

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
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McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 9,988 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips
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Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips

Dec 8th 2020, 2:42 PM 16,391 Views 57 Comments

Ministers have approved a legal order today to increase judges’ pay by 2%, which has applied from October.

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
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Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence

Nov 18th 2020, 6:13 PM 29,989 Views 29 Comments

A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
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Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,648 Views 1 Comment

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
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CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,658 Views 6 Comments

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge
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'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge

Jun 26th 2020, 11:19 AM 39,153 Views 91 Comments

The People Before Profit TD claimed in a Facebook post a High Court decision was made by a ‘right wing’ judge.

Legal chaos in Poland amid warning that country is no longer 'governed by rule of law'
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Legal chaos in Poland amid warning that country is no longer 'governed by rule of law'

Jan 24th 2020, 10:24 AM 60,520 Views 79 Comments

The Polish government has pushed through legislation to make it easier to fire judges.

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service
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Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:24 PM 26,806 Views 69 Comments

The Courts Service has called for the further reform of the court fines system.

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases
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Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

Mar 20th 2019, 10:05 PM 8,271 Views 6 Comments

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

89% of people think legal professionals should have mandatory education in consent and rape myths
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89% of people think legal professionals should have mandatory education in consent and rape myths

Nov 24th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,853 Views 41 Comments

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words
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Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words

Nov 21st 2018, 10:15 PM 27,201 Views 15 Comments

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

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
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Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,832 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it
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'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it

Jul 18th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,987 Views 22 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan said the system “is no longer a fit place in justice administration”.

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps
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Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Jul 11th 2018, 3:21 PM 8,388 Views 47 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available
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Judge releases 50 people from jury service - because there was no judge or courtroom available

Jul 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 8,724 Views 4 Comments

Mr Justice Bernard Barton discharged over 50 people in Dublin’s Four Courts this week.

Ireland gives its support to Poland's judges caught up in retirement 'purge'
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Ireland gives its support to Poland's judges caught up in retirement 'purge'

Jul 6th 2018, 8:40 PM 17,791 Views 29 Comments

There have been grave concerns that the Polish government is trying to take control of its judiciary.

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross
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'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

Jun 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,526 Views 8 Comments

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?
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Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Apr 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 12,989 Views 7 Comments

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations
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Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations

Apr 9th 2018, 8:29 PM 16,963 Views 0 Comments

A high-profile figure associated with the Swedish Academy has been accused by 18 women of sexual assault and harassment.

Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media
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Irish judges defend High Court judge against 'unacceptable' personal attacks from Polish media

Mar 15th 2018, 4:13 PM 26,148 Views 0 Comments

It stems from a decision made by Justice Aileen Donnelly this week.

George Groves suffers suspected dislocated shoulder but successfully defends title against Chris Eubank Jr
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George Groves suffers suspected dislocated shoulder but successfully defends title against Chris Eubank Jr

Feb 17th 2018, 11:46 PM 16,632 Views 17 Comments

The judges scored the fight 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 for a unanimous decision.

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground
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'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:04 PM 21,868 Views 69 Comments

The GRA says there is no comparable occupation where employees are likely to suffer such a debilitating range of injuries while doing their normal duties.

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'
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Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

Sep 28th 2017, 1:34 PM 51,034 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

Ireland has appointed a new top judge
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Ireland has appointed a new top judge

Jul 26th 2017, 3:52 PM 29,556 Views 55 Comments

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will take over from the retiring Chief Justice Susan Denham next month.

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
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Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Jun 26th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,965 Views 38 Comments

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people
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Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people

Jun 23rd 2017, 2:58 PM 54,999 Views 11 Comments

The comments were made by Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court today.

Confused judge awards rounds to wrong fighter in Belfast world title bout
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Confused judge awards rounds to wrong fighter in Belfast world title bout

Jun 13th 2017, 2:13 PM 9,284 Views 9 Comments

Ryan Burnett dominated Lee Haskins on his way to victory but it was announced as a split-decision win.

'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross
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'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross

May 30th 2017, 8:44 PM 14,195 Views 30 Comments

The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course
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Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 22,239 Views 11 Comments

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'
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Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life'

Dec 6th 2016, 6:16 PM 12,146 Views 35 Comments

He went on to say “I know it’s very difficult to change things… They’re very powerful people who don’t like things being moved”.

'How can I do the work the Government expects me to do when they wont give me the judges I need?'
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'How can I do the work the Government expects me to do when they wont give me the judges I need?'

Nov 24th 2016, 4:43 PM 8,523 Views 0 Comments

The president of the Circuit Court, Justice Raymond Groarke said he would be five judges down in the New Year.

Ross comes under fire after failing to make one State board appointment since becoming minister
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Ross comes under fire after failing to make one State board appointment since becoming minister

Nov 21st 2016, 2:27 PM 12,508 Views 45 Comments

The Transport and Tourism minister has come under fire from opposition politicians.

Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant
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Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant

Oct 26th 2016, 10:50 PM 24,016 Views 0 Comments

“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”

Arkansas judge in the dock for trading lower court fines for sexual favours
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Arkansas judge in the dock for trading lower court fines for sexual favours

Oct 18th 2016, 12:16 PM 19,447 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio
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Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio

Aug 18th 2016, 9:26 AM 31,785 Views 49 Comments

Earlier in the day amateur boxing’s world governing body said it had sent home an undisclosed number of officials.

Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem
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Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem

Jan 8th 2016, 9:56 PM 20,773 Views 18 Comments

“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”

Judge under fire for asking sexual assault victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"
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Judge under fire for asking sexual assault victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"

Nov 11th 2015, 11:58 PM 43,986 Views 79 Comments

Judge Robin Camp has apologised for comments such as “For a person who didn’t want have sex, she spends a long time in the shower with the accused…”

Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
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Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer

Nov 6th 2015, 11:55 PM 13,198 Views 0 Comments

“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”

The X Factor's back, and everyone's actually missing Louis Walsh
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The X Factor's back, and everyone's actually missing Louis Walsh

Aug 30th 2015, 9:13 AM 7,551 Views 5 Comments

“You LOOK like a popstar, you SING like a popstar…” :(

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