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# chief-justice - Thursday 9 April, 2020

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.

# chief-justice - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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.

# chief-justice - Monday 28 May, 2018

'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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - Friday 30 September, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - Friday 2 May, 2014

# chief-justice - 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”.

# chief-justice - Monday 8 July, 2013

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.

# chief-justice - Monday 6 May, 2013

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.

# chief-justice - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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.

# chief-justice - Monday 21 January, 2013

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.

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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.

# chief-justice - 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.