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#Judiciary

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms' Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people Banged Up

Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people

A High Court judge called for the Irish Penal Reform Trust to take a look at the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has appointed a new top judge Chief Justice Of Ireland

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

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

From TheJournal.ie Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed' Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

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

From TheJournal.ie Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross offers a weak apology for saying judges live a 'charmed life' Colourful Language

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

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”.

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

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

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…”

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison Column

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

From TheJournal.ie Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most? Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

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 The High Court has two new judges, both women Judiciary

The High Court has two new judges, both women

Another male judge has been nominated for a vacancy that arises in the High Court later this year.

From TheJournal.ie "It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary" Legal Efforts

"It's common sense, you don't interfere with the judiciary"

Government and opposition TDs agree that the judiciary should be free of political influence.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing? Judiciary

Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?

The current Anthony Lyons case has highlighted the problem of uniformity regarding criminal sanctions. Is there a way to improve consistency and fairness of sentencing?

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate plan to take senior Garda and judicial appointments from government On The Bench

Dáil to debate plan to take senior Garda and judicial appointments from government

Independent TD Shane Ross says that “the system is rotten”.

From TheJournal.ie Judges want to change how judges are appointed Legal Matters

Judges want to change how judges are appointed

A committee of judges say that the changes are necessary to maintain the impartiality of the judiciary.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is the Seanad referendum also about giving the judiciary greater protection from sanction? Opinion

Column: Is the Seanad referendum also about giving the judiciary greater protection from sanction?

We have been led to believe that the Referendum is about the abolition of the Seanad – but does it also aim to give additional protection from sanction to our judiciary? asks Gerry Fahey.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí 'should be treated like judges' in pay talks Gardaí

Gardaí 'should be treated like judges' in pay talks

The Garda Representative Association sees the situation of rank and file gardaí as similar to that of judges.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed Opinion

Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed

Tensions are high this week between the judicial and executive branches of government, writes Roderic O’Gorman, who says if we want a truly independent judiciary, we must be prepared to undertake radical reform.

From TheJournal.ie Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood' Meetings

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

A row between the judiciary and the government seems to have fizzled out today with two separate developments.

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 Shatter row: Judges' group outlines concerns for judiciary independence Row

Shatter row: Judges' group outlines concerns for judiciary independence

The Association of Judges of Ireland says there are a number of current matters that have implications for judicial independence.

From TheJournal.ie Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing Courts

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing

The ISIS report examined the outcomes in 42 cases of manslaughter between 2007 and 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges Judiciary

Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges

The Bill seeks to reform the way in which individuals are selected for appointments to the judiciary by the Judicial Appointments Board.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments Travellers

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments

The Irish Traveller Movement said the reported comments by a District Court judge were “inflammatory and derogatory”.

From TheJournal.ie Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland Euroleaks

Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland

Ireland’s bailout partners also want a more efficient judicial system.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system Opinion

Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system

The system by which Ireland appoints its judges is now under scrutiny, writes Sarah McCabe – so how does it hold up?

From TheJournal.ie State paid judges €27 million in 2011 Pay Cheque

State paid judges €27 million in 2011

This figure is likely to be significantly lower in 2012 after the results of last year’s referendum on judges’ pay.

From TheJournal.ie Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland. Opinion

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.

Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments Judiciary

Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments

Court appointments should be independent, says a report by the European judges’ association launched by Justice Susan Denham.

From TheJournal.ie Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution Hungary

Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution

While it continues preliminary talks on an EU-IMF bailout, the EU has also threatened legal action over Hungary’s new laws.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to cut judges' pay rubber-stamped by TDs Judges Pay

Bill to cut judges' pay rubber-stamped by TDs

The bill, which emerged from last month’s referendum, was passed in the Dáil last night.

From TheJournal.ie What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot Referendum Guide

What are the two referendums about? Your guide to the 27 October ballot

Two referendums are being voted on alongside the Dublin West by-election and the Presidential election: one concerns judges’ pay and the other concerns giving powers of inquiry to the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges Lobbying

Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges

The government is to vote against John Crown’s bill which would require TDs and Senators to declare any contact with judges.

From TheJournal.ie Du Plantier judge could be handed Ian Bailey's personal diaries Toscan Du Plantier

Du Plantier judge could be handed Ian Bailey's personal diaries

Mr Bailey describes how he “tried to kill” his girlfriend in notes requested by the judge probing the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

From TheJournal.ie Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives Pay Cap

Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives

But the State’s next round of public CEOs will still earn as much as the next President, and more than the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice discusses pension concerns with taoiseach Public Sector

Chief Justice discusses pension concerns with taoiseach

The Chief Justice John Murray has met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and voiced concerns about the impact a new cap on public sector pension funds might have on judges’ retirements.

From TheJournal.ie Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before Congress subcommittee United States This post contains videos

Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before Congress subcommittee

The Comedy Central host appears to testify about the brutal conditions of undocumented farm workers.