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# Judges

This year
24 new judges will be appointed in Ireland this year
Phase one of the plan is expected to cost between €15 million and €18 million.
All time
Courts Service cannot investigate 41 complaints against judges received in the last three years
In the last three years 41 complaints have been received but the number could be much higher according to the Courts Service.
McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.
Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips
Ministers have approved a legal order today to increase judges’ pay by 2%, which has applied from October.
Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.
Judges, lawyers, and gardaí to get specialist training to better support victims of sexual violence
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.
CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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”.
Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps
Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.
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.
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.
'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.
Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?
Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Ireland has appointed a new top judge
Mr Justice Frank Clarke will take over from the retiring Chief Justice Susan Denham next month.
Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.
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.
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.
'Soon the appointment of judges will be removed from the political arena' - Ross
The Judicial Appointments Commission will have a majority of lay people.
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.
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”.
'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.
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.
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.”
Arkansas judge in the dock for trading lower court fines for sexual favours
Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.
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.
Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem
“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”
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…”
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…”