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#Judges Pay

# judges-pay - Friday 4 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

# judges-pay - Saturday 29 September, 2012

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.

# judges-pay - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers

Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?

# judges-pay - Monday 23 April, 2012

Commission criticises short window for publishing referendum guides

The Referendum Commission had 23 days to write, design and print its guide for the Oireachtas Inquiries referendum – and will only have 27 for the Fiscal Compact…

43 per cent of voters didn't understand Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day

Only 57 per cent of voters claimed to understand the proposal, compared to 71 per cent who understood plans on judges’ pay.

# judges-pay - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

33 per cent drop in judicial costs over past four years

The costs of transport, accommodation and judicial attire has dropped in recent years – even as the number of judges in the country has risen.

# judges-pay - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

Higher pension levy hits Ahern and Cowen - by €80 a week

High earners will still keep the vast majority of their huge pensions, as Brendan Howlin admits there is little the government can do.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Public sector pensions hit (a bit) by new levy, mixed news on the money front, how Dublin is better than Paris, and how often do men really think about naughty things?

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.

# judges-pay - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Government announces cut to public sector pensions over €100k

Brendan Howlin made the announcement during a debate on the legislation which will cut judges’ pay.

# judges-pay - Monday 28 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: More details on Budget 2012 pain, Archbishop denies media “anti-Catholic bias”, good news from BoI, and the end of Janet’s X Factor odyssey

Household charge legislation to be pushed through ahead of Budget

The final legal measures to cut judges’ pay will also be voted on by the Dáil this week.

# judges-pay - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Fianna Fáil lashes out at 'arrogance' of government over inquiries referendum

The government has said it’s disappointed that the Oireachtas inquiries referendum has been defeated, while Fianna Fáil has said that the public response is ‘loud and clear’.

# judges-pay - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Amendment on Oireachtas inquiries is defeated

However, Brendan Howlin indicated earlier that we haven’t heard the end of the issue – and we may go to the polls on a new version.

Referendum on judges' pay is passed with huge majority

However, nearly 38,000 votes were spoiled in the vote to change the Constitution to allow the cutting of judicial salaries.

Liveblog: Michael D Higgins elected President - as it happened

With the support of over a million voters, Michael D Higgins was named Ireland’s ninth president in Dublin Castle. Here’s how a historical day’s events unfolded.

Liveblog: The 2011 Presidential election count, Day 2: 9am-3:15pm

Michael D Higgins creeps towards the quota as the Fourth Count results begin to come in. Keep up with all the results, news and analysis on our continuing liveblog

# judges-pay - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

# judges-pay - Monday 24 October, 2011

Presidential candidates split on referendums voting

While some candidates have revealed their voting intentions, others have declined to comment.

Gilmore defends referendums after AGs urge 'No' vote

Eight former attorneys general signed a public letter saying that the two constitutional amendments will endanger individual rights and judicial independence.

# judges-pay - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Kenny, Gilmore speak out for Yes vote in two referenda

The government leaders come out in force as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties hails declining support for Oireachtas inquiries.

# judges-pay - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Column: Cutting judges’ pay has a price – and it’s not worth it

A Yes vote on Thursday won’t benefit anyone much – but it will mean a serious compromise to our constitution, writes Sinéad Keogh.

# judges-pay - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Poll: How will you vote on the judges' pay referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote on the judges' pay referendum?

Today we’re asking how you plan to vote on one of the two referendums which are taking place on 27 October alongside the Presidential election.

# judges-pay - Saturday 15 October, 2011

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.

# judges-pay - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Poll shows support for passing two referendums

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.

# judges-pay - Monday 26 September, 2011

Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay

Minister Phil Hogan has suggested that unemployed people could be given jobs at polling stations during the ballots.

# judges-pay - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Total for judges' travel and clothing expenses tops half a million euro

Details of 40 District and Circuit Court judges’ expenses have been revealed…

# judges-pay - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# judges-pay - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter

The minister publishes draft legislation to cut judges’ pay, which will be enacted if the public approves October’s referendum.

# judges-pay - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Government may ban smoking in cars, man charged over assault on Irishman in Canberra, and the fishy tale of some Christchurch quake survivors…

# judges-pay - 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.

# judges-pay - Monday 11 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

In today’s 9 at 9: Roscommon A&E is closed but the row rumbles on; energy price hikes in the offing; a new debt crisis hits a eurozone country; the return of Bobby and JR; and Christy Moore at Oxegen.

# judges-pay - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Cabinet approves autumn referendum on allowing pay cuts for judges Referendum This post contains a poll

Cabinet approves autumn referendum on allowing pay cuts for judges

The Cabinet approves plans for a public vote on removing the safeguard for judges’ pay, alongside the Presidential election.

# judges-pay - Thursday 28 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.