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#Susan Denham

# susan-denham - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials

Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.

# susan-denham - Monday 26 June, 2017

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

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

# susan-denham - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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”.

# susan-denham - Monday 21 November, 2016

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

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

# susan-denham - Monday 26 September, 2016

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

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

# susan-denham - Monday 7 March, 2016

"A colossus of the legal world." - Tributes paid after death of Supreme Court judge

Hardiman was one of the most well-known barristers in the country before his appointment to the State’s highest court.

# susan-denham - Monday 13 July, 2015

Over 500% increase in people being declared bankrupt

There has been a 568% increase in the number of bankruptcy adjudications before the courts.

# susan-denham - Monday 6 October, 2014

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.

# susan-denham - Friday 25 July, 2014

Justice Minister adds to calls for 'imaginative' solution to court backlogs

Road tax penalties, debt collectors, tax credit cuts have all been floated to deal with traffic fines.

# susan-denham - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Irish courts can't cope with any more cuts - Chief Justice

Reducing staff numbers any further would do “great and lasting damage”, she said.

# susan-denham - Monday 7 July, 2014

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.

# susan-denham - Friday 2 May, 2014

# susan-denham - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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”.

# susan-denham - Monday 19 August, 2013

Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State' RIP

Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State'

The 61-year-old will be laid to rest this afternoon.

# susan-denham - Monday 29 July, 2013

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

# susan-denham - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

# susan-denham - Monday 8 July, 2013

Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom

Chief Justice Susan Denham said today that a “trail of devastation winds its way into our courts daily”.

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.

# susan-denham - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog

The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will join the High Court in holding extra sittings to clear a backlog.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog

The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.

# susan-denham - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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.

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.

# susan-denham - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case

David Hall says his case concerns issues wider than that of the €3.06 billion payment due in March that now appears unlikely following the liquidation of IBRC overnight.

# susan-denham - Thursday 20 December, 2012

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.

# susan-denham - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system

The Cabinet has approved plans for a major reform to the courts service – including the possibility of a secular oath for judges.

# susan-denham - Friday 29 June, 2012

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.

# susan-denham - Sunday 13 May, 2012

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.

# susan-denham - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Priory Hall residents concerned over Supreme Court appeal

Evacuees are worried that if Dublin City Council’s appeal is successful, they will be forced further into financial strife – and may even have to default on their mortgages.

# susan-denham - Friday 11 November, 2011

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.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges' pay

Bryan MacMahon, formerly of the High Court, will chair the Referendum Commission overseeing next month’s referendum.

# susan-denham - Monday 25 July, 2011

New Chief Justice rejects €38k pay rise

Chief Justice Susan Denham says the judiciary does not oppose a referendum allowing their pay to be cut – and has refused a pay rise of €38,044.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

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.

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