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# judicial appointments

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.
Last year
McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
The new Bill was approved by Cabinet earlier this week and will be published shortly.
All time
Flanagan told Chief Justice in February that Supreme Court vacancy was a matter for the next government
Correspondence relating to the matter has been released under a Freedom of Information request.
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.
Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe
The minister confirmed this evening that the former Attorney General’s name was the only one she put forward
Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.
Poland's top judge defies government 'purge' and shows up for work
The dispute could end up in the European Court of Justice.
Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'
The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.
Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases'
Those who appoint judges should be democratically accountable. The government is accountable, writes Dr Tom Hickey.
Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change
Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.
Dáil to debate plan to take senior Garda and judicial appointments from government
Independent TD Shane Ross says that “the system is rotten”.
Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system
The system by which Ireland appoints its judges is now under scrutiny, writes Sarah McCabe – so how does it hold up?
Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.
Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.