Former District Court Judge Heather Perrin, arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice to be sentanced after being convicted for attempting to decieve an elderly friend out of half of his 1 Milliion Euro Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A disgraced former district court judge is facing being struck off for a second time following a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on yesterday. In 201(...)

Former district court judge Heather Perrin, at the Criminal Courts of Justice for her original case. Also in the photograph is Cahir O’Higgins, solicitor (left), and husband Albert Perrin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former district court judge sent to prison for deception faces two allegations of professional misconduct. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is h(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (left) and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, with President Michael D  Higgins, after their appointment to the Supreme Court, leaving vacancies  at the High Court.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 149 people applied for a single vacancy on the District Court last year, new figures show. The annual report of the Judicial Appointments Adviso(...)

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe, who made the challenge during a debate about depoliticising how the judiciary is selected.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe challenged the Opposition to name a court ruling that had been influenced by the method of a(...)

Former District Court Judge Heather Perrin, arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice in February last year. Also in the photograph is Cahir O’Higgins, solicitor(Left) and the judge’s husband Albert Perrin Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Disgraced former judge Heather Perrin has been found guilty of 15 allegations of professional misconduct at a Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal in Dub(...)

Former district court judge Heather Perrin arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice to be sentenced last November. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former judge already in jail for deception has had another two years added to her sentence for false accounting. Heather Perrin is cur(...)