The Association of Judges of Ireland has urged  Brendan Howlin to bring new members of the judiciary up to the higher salary scale “with immediate effect”.

Judges have called on the Government to fast track moves to end the existing two-tier pay structure in place for members of the judiciary. Judges ap(...)

Ignoring the judges
  • Courts
  • February 26, 2014, 07:45

The correspondence published in this newspaper yesterday between the leaders of the judiciary and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Refor(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly reportedly accused the Government of attacking the independence of the judiciary and criticised its handling of judges’ pay at a meeting in April 2013.

Tensions between the Government and the judiciary flared up last April, when a speech by Mr Justice Peter Kelly of the High Court set off recri(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham: chaired committe that has called for a radical overhaul of the judicial appointments process. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The State’s judges have called for a radical overhaul of the judicial appointments process, saying a merit-based system that limits Governments’ scope(...)

The  President of the High Court  Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns who directed yesterday that additional sittings would take place in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court will hold extra sittings during the traditional summer holiday this year, a move that will be seen as a gesture from judges afte(...)

“Not putting the Seanad’s status to the Constitutional Convention undermines the Labour Party position.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Some of the language on both sides of the spat between the judges and the Minster for Justice this week was overblown and some of the off-stage(...)

Mr Justice John Quirke,  President of the Law Reform Commission, and Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, at the launch of the Law Reform Commission Report on Jury Service in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not every week we see judges and the Minister for Justice involved in a public standoff, but tensions that rose to the surface so spectacu(...)

Unhappy differences

The establishment of a forum to facilitate discussion between judges and the Government on matters of common interest is a welcome development (...)

Chief Justice of Ireland Mrs Justice Susan Denham giving a talk to the College Law Society at Griffith College in Dublin last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The row over judicial independence appeared to abate last night after the Chief Justice confirmed a new forum had been set up (...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham said there were "issues of serious concern" to the judiciary and praised the "energy and commitment" of her colleagues on the bench ". Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new forum for communication between the judiciary and the Government has been formed, the Chief Justice has announced. In her first public in(...)