Mr Justice George Birmingham: “That recently appointed judges are being treated less favourably than other entrants to the public service is invidious.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Association of Judges of Ireland has suggested to Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin that newly appointed judges are the subject of “(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly confers with Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Frank Miller

The row between the Government and the judiciary appears to have abated this evening after a meeting between judges and the Attorney Gen(...)

Is the judges’ argument really with the people? – Voting in 2011 in  the Presidential election,the referedums on judges pay and Oireachtas inquiries at Scoil Mhuire, Lakelands, Sandymount, Dublin . Photograph: Frank Miller

To exaggerate a case in pleadings is a common enough tactic by barristers, although it can prove to be counterproductive before some judges. Mr(...)

It could do “great damage” to the State internationally if a message was given out that there was “ any political interference in the determination of court proceedings by our courts,” Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It could do “great damage” to the State internationally if a message was given out that there was “ any political interference in the determina(...)