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#Judges

# judges - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 9,746 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

# judges - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips

Dec 8th 2020, 2:42 PM 16,209 Views 57 Comments

Ministers have approved a legal order today to increase judges’ pay by 2%, which has applied from October.

# judges - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence

Nov 18th 2020, 6:13 PM 29,601 Views 29 Comments

A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.

# judges - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
# Court
# Court

Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence

Oct 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,574 Views 1 Comment

A review into the legal protections offered to complainants in sexual assault cases was carried out following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

# judges - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,601 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ruling The Roost
# Ruling The Roost

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

Jun 26th 2020, 11:19 AM 38,795 Views 91 Comments

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'
# Eu Crisis
# Eu Crisis

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

Jan 24th 2020, 10:24 AM 60,368 Views 79 Comments

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
# Unpaid Fines
# Unpaid Fines

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:24 PM 26,622 Views 69 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:05 PM 8,244 Views 6 Comments

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
# Claire Byrne Poll
# Claire Byrne Poll

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

Nov 24th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,801 Views 41 Comments

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
# Obama Judge
# Obama Judge

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words

Nov 21st 2018, 10:15 PM 27,195 Views 15 Comments

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
# New Laws
# New Laws

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

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,811 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 18th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,975 Views 22 Comments

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
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

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

Jul 11th 2018, 3:21 PM 8,362 Views 47 Comments

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
# Jury Is Out
# Jury Is Out

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

Jul 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 8,652 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Independent Courts
# Independent Courts

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

Jul 6th 2018, 8:40 PM 17,692 Views 29 Comments

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
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

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

Jun 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,517 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

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

Apr 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 12,985 Views 7 Comments

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
# Me Too
# Me Too

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations

Apr 9th 2018, 8:29 PM 16,955 Views 0 Comments

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
# Justice Aileen Donnelly
# Justice Aileen Donnelly

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

Mar 15th 2018, 4:13 PM 26,116 Views 0 Comments

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

# judges - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 17th 2018, 11:46 PM 16,605 Views 17 Comments

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
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:04 PM 21,398 Views 73 Comments

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'
# Paris
# Paris

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

Sep 28th 2017, 1:34 PM 51,021 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chief Justice Of Ireland
# Chief Justice Of Ireland

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

Jul 26th 2017, 3:52 PM 29,358 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Jun 26th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,912 Views 38 Comments

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
# Panjandrum
# Panjandrum

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

Jun 23rd 2017, 2:58 PM 54,926 Views 0 Comments

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

# judges - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 13th 2017, 2:13 PM 9,266 Views 9 Comments

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
# Justice
# Justice

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

May 30th 2017, 8:44 PM 14,099 Views 30 Comments

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
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 22,234 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Colourful Language
# Colourful Language

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

Dec 6th 2016, 6:16 PM 12,121 Views 35 Comments

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?'
# Circuit Court President
# Circuit Court President

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

Nov 24th 2016, 4:43 PM 8,440 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Nov 21st 2016, 2:27 PM 12,495 Views 45 Comments

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
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

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

Oct 26th 2016, 10:50 PM 23,989 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Little Rock
# Little Rock

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

Oct 18th 2016, 12:16 PM 19,439 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.

# judges - Thursday 18 August, 2016

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

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio

Aug 18th 2016, 9:26 AM 31,752 Views 49 Comments

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
# Ohio
# Ohio

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

Jan 8th 2016, 9:56 PM 20,731 Views 17 Comments

“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?"
# Canada
# Canada

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

Nov 11th 2015, 11:58 PM 43,956 Views 79 Comments

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
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

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

Nov 6th 2015, 11:55 PM 13,186 Views 0 Comments

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

# judges - Sunday 30 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 30th 2015, 9:13 AM 7,492 Views 5 Comments

“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
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

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

May 19th 2015, 10:41 AM 7,058 Views 14 Comments

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

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