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#Susan Denham

# susan-denham - Friday 9 October, 2020

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage

Oct 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,808 Views 54 Comments

Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks

Oct 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,984 Views 37 Comments

Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.

# susan-denham - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:25 AM 69,587 Views 59 Comments

The transcript from the conversation between former chief justice Susan Denham and Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe was released yesterday.

# susan-denham - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 4:06 PM 49,118 Views 136 Comments

The report was published at 4pm today.

# susan-denham - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year
# Courts
# Courts

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

Jul 26th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,584 Views 32 Comments

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials
# Courts
# Courts

Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials

Jul 25th 2017, 12:01 PM 10,230 Views 48 Comments

Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.

# susan-denham - 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 17,917 Views 38 Comments

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

# susan-denham - 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 12,128 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”.

# susan-denham - Monday 21 November, 2016

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change
# Back In His Box
# Back In His Box

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change

Nov 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 12,220 Views 35 Comments

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

# susan-denham - Monday 26 September, 2016

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,527 Views 53 Comments

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

# susan-denham - Monday 7 March, 2016

"A colossus of the legal world." - Tributes paid after death of Supreme Court judge
# Adrian Hardiman
# Adrian Hardiman

"A colossus of the legal world." - Tributes paid after death of Supreme Court judge

Mar 7th 2016, 4:17 PM 51,251 Views 56 Comments

Hardiman was one of the most well-known barristers in the country before his appointment to the State’s highest court.

# susan-denham - Monday 13 July, 2015

Over 500% increase in people being declared bankrupt
# Broke
# Broke

Over 500% increase in people being declared bankrupt

Jul 13th 2015, 3:40 PM 9,921 Views 10 Comments

There has been a 568% increase in the number of bankruptcy adjudications before the courts.

# susan-denham - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'
# Chief Justice
# Chief Justice

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'

Oct 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,199 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# susan-denham - Friday 25 July, 2014

Justice Minister adds to calls for 'imaginative' solution to court backlogs
# Traffic Jam
# Traffic Jam

Justice Minister adds to calls for 'imaginative' solution to court backlogs

Jul 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,862 Views 19 Comments

Road tax penalties, debt collectors, tax credit cuts have all been floated to deal with traffic fines.

# susan-denham - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Irish courts can't cope with any more cuts - Chief Justice
# Appeals Of The Court
# Appeals Of The Court

Irish courts can't cope with any more cuts - Chief Justice

Jul 24th 2014, 2:01 PM 5,736 Views 35 Comments

Reducing staff numbers any further would do “great and lasting damage”, she said.

# susan-denham - Monday 7 July, 2014

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year
# FLAC
# FLAC

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year

Jul 7th 2014, 8:40 PM 5,654 Views 2 Comments

The total number of queries to FLAC centres was up more than 10% compared to 2012.

# susan-denham - Friday 2 May, 2014

Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges
# Social Media
# Social Media

Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges

May 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 17,588 Views 40 Comments

Chief Justice: Once false information is out, there is “no putting the genie back into the bottle”.

# susan-denham - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog
# Courts
# Courts

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog

Jan 22nd 2014, 3:11 PM 9,691 Views 6 Comments

The Chief Justice said the judge will “probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness”.

# susan-denham - Monday 19 August, 2013

Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State'
# RIP
# RIP

Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State'

Aug 19th 2013, 11:34 AM 6,145 Views 7 Comments

The 61-year-old will be laid to rest this afternoon.

# susan-denham - Monday 29 July, 2013

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

Jul 29th 2013, 8:22 PM 8,816 Views 10 Comments

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

# susan-denham - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum
# Appeals Court
# Appeals Court

Panel chosen for October appeals court referendum

Jul 11th 2013, 3:15 PM 3,023 Views 6 Comments

The vote will ask the public to decide on the existence of an Appeals Court between the High Court and the Supreme Court.

# susan-denham - Monday 8 July, 2013

Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom
# Boom And Bust
# Boom And Bust

Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom

Jul 8th 2013, 8:24 PM 6,584 Views 33 Comments

Chief Justice Susan Denham said today that a “trail of devastation winds its way into our courts daily”.

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts

Jul 8th 2013, 12:45 PM 5,928 Views 27 Comments

The vast majority of cases heard in Irish courts were related to road-traffic offences.

# susan-denham - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog

May 19th 2013, 12:58 PM 4,724 Views 9 Comments

The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will join the High Court in holding extra sittings to clear a backlog.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog
# Courts
# Courts

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog

May 7th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,733 Views 21 Comments

The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.

# susan-denham - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'
# Meetings
# Meetings

Judges happy that their concerns are 'fully understood'

Apr 17th 2013, 8:15 PM 5,537 Views 34 Comments

A row between the judiciary and the government seems to have fizzled out today with two separate developments.

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'
# Row
# Row

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'

Apr 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,434 Views 16 Comments

A forum for discussion about matters of “mutual concern” to the judiciary and government has been established, on the request of Susan Denham.

# susan-denham - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case

Feb 7th 2013, 1:33 PM 6,775 Views 44 Comments

David Hall says his case concerns issues wider than that of the €3.06 billion payment due in March that now appears unlikely following the liquidation of IBRC overnight.

# susan-denham - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

Dec 20th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,111 Views 39 Comments

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

# susan-denham - Friday 19 October, 2012

Out with the old: Supreme Court to ditch traditional robes next week
# Court Clobber
# Court Clobber

Out with the old: Supreme Court to ditch traditional robes next week

Oct 19th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,086 Views 28 Comments

Supreme Court judges believe the current robes, which date from pre-independence, are inappropriate for a modern republic.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system
# Court Reform
# Court Reform

Referendum will allow radical reform of courts system

Jul 17th 2012, 5:26 PM 4,041 Views 10 Comments

The Cabinet has approved plans for a major reform to the courts service – including the possibility of a secular oath for judges.

# susan-denham - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’

Jun 29th 2012, 12:00 AM 828 Views 29 Comments

Chief Justice Susan Denham pays tribute to the Constitution on its 75th birthday – and examines the case for a drastic overhaul of Ireland’s judicial system.

# susan-denham - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Chief Justice launches report calling for independent judicial appointments

May 13th 2012, 2:49 PM 2,193 Views 15 Comments

Court appointments should be independent, says a report by the European judges’ association launched by Justice Susan Denham.

# susan-denham - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Priory Hall residents concerned over Supreme Court appeal
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Priory Hall residents concerned over Supreme Court appeal

Nov 24th 2011, 7:07 PM 2,306 Views 7 Comments

Evacuees are worried that if Dublin City Council’s appeal is successful, they will be forced further into financial strife – and may even have to default on their mortgages.

# susan-denham - Friday 11 November, 2011

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all

Nov 11th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,665 Views 15 Comments

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges' pay
# Judicial Pay
# Judicial Pay

Retired judge to oversee referendum on judges' pay

Sep 6th 2011, 2:25 PM 410 Views 11 Comments

Bryan MacMahon, formerly of the High Court, will chair the Referendum Commission overseeing next month’s referendum.

# susan-denham - Monday 25 July, 2011

New Chief Justice rejects €38k pay rise
# Judges Pay
# Judges Pay

New Chief Justice rejects €38k pay rise

Jul 25th 2011, 8:35 PM 1,148 Views 16 Comments

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.

# susan-denham - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice
# Chief Justice
# Chief Justice

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice

Jul 19th 2011, 5:39 PM 2,893 Views 16 Comments

The Honourable Justice Susan Denham, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, will be its next president.