David Barniville,  chairman of  the  Bar Council: “I think perhaps it was a bit provocative and I don’t think it represents the views of many solicitors either.”    Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The representative body for barristers has described as “unfortunate and rather silly” a claim by the Law Society that solicitors have wider experienc(...)

High Court judge Daniel Herbert, whose retirement in the coming weeks may prompt the Minister for Justice to name a fourth High Court judge nominee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government will nominate up to four new High Court judges at today’s Cabinet meeting after a month of deliberations on a major round of appointme(...)

The Chief Justice  Ms Justice Susan Denham: wrote to the Government  lat year warning that it risked creating a “second-best” judiciary by refusing to ease the financial burden on High Court judges who lived outside Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The body that advises Government on judicial appointments has met to discuss the latest round of High Court vacancies after a senior barrister withdr(...)

Legal shortage: delay in signing off nominations leaves High Court short of seven judges.

The president of the High Court has said he is struggling to find judges for new cases because the Government has not yet moved to fill seven vacan(...)

Members of the King’s Hospital Choir after the annual law service to mark Michaelmas Law Term at St Michan’s Church in Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The establishment of a new Court of Appeal, due to open later this year, marks the “most important development” in the structure of the courts since t(...)

With the High Court set to lose seven senior judges to the appeals court, one-fifth of its posts are up for grabs in a single round.

The Government is about to select 10 new judges for the superior courts in a move that will significantly alter the profile of the judiciary. The Jud(...)

 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(...)

Mr Justice John Mac Menamin: told summer school there was  a need for greater public discussion on the major changes that might potentially flow from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan / Collins

The board that advises government on the selection of judges has divested itself of its power in that process by a dramatic shift in how it interpret(...)

A decision on a replacement for Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired from the Supreme Court last month, is imminent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is close to selecting a new Supreme Court judge and will fill at least one vacancy on the High Court in the coming weeks. A decision on(...)

The Government has nominated two solicitors for appointment by the President to the district court. Grainne O’Neill (42), the Athlone b(...)