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# judges - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

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

# judges - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

# judges - Friday 24 January, 2020

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

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

# judges - Thursday 2 January, 2020

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

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

# judges - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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

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

# judges - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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

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

# judges - 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.

# judges - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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

# judges - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

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

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

# judges - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

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

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

# judges - Saturday 7 July, 2018

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

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

# judges - Friday 6 July, 2018

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

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

# judges - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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

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

# judges - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

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

# judges - Monday 9 April, 2018

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations

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

# judges - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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

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

# judges - Saturday 17 February, 2018

From The42 George Groves suffers suspected dislocated shoulder but successfully defends title against Chris Eubank Jr Courage

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

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

# judges - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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.

# judges - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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

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

# judges - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

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

# judges - 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.

# judges - Friday 23 June, 2017

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

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

# judges - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 Confused judge awards rounds to wrong fighter in Belfast world title bout Judge Dread

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

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

# judges - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

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

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

# judges - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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

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

# judges - 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”.

# judges - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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

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

# judges - Monday 21 November, 2016

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

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

# judges - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

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

“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.”

# judges - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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

Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.

# judges - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio No Action

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio

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

# judges - Friday 8 January, 2016

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

“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”

# judges - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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…”

# judges - Friday 6 November, 2015

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

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

# judges - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge The X Factor's back, and everyone's actually missing Louis Walsh Lou Lou

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

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

# judges - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# judges - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Natalia Kills has sort of apologised for her mad rant on X Factor New Zealand Sun Kills-moon

Natalia Kills has sort of apologised for her mad rant on X Factor New Zealand

“I was encouraged to be outspoken and things got out of hand.”

# judges - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

"New Zealand deserves them": Louis Walsh has his say on fired X Factor judges

The duo, meanwhile, have travelled to LA.

# judges - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Three judges have been sacked for watching porn in their offices

Not a great idea, to be fair.

# judges - Monday 16 March, 2015

"You make me sick": These comments got X Factor judges fired for 'bullying' a contestant

Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have been given the boot.

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