Mr Justice George Birmingham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to appoint Mr Justice George Birmingham as president of the Court of Appeal. Mr Birmingham’s promotion was agreed at Tuesda(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: The Association of Judges of Ireland has strongly condemned personalised attacks in the Polish media on Ms Justice Donnelly.

Changes introduced by the Polish government since 2015 are described as “a shocking indictment of the status of the rule of law in a European country (...)

 Aileen Donnelly. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge criticised by Polish media this week after raising concerns regarding the country’s legal system, is (...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly. File photograph

The Association of Judges of Ireland has strongly condemned personalised attacks in the Polish media on a High Court judge, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

It’s no secret that Irish judges have looked askance at the steady erosion of the independence of their Polish counterparts. In April last year, the A(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham wrote to then taoiseach Enda Kenny  warning that failure to continue the tradition of appointing former judges in European institutions to the Irish bench could “prove very damaging to the country”

Members of the judiciary unsuccessfully lobbied the Taoiseach to appoint a former judge in Europe to the Irish bench in 2015. Mr Justice George Birmi(...)

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fiann(...)

The usual channel of communication between the Four Courts and Merrion Street is the Association of Judges of Ireland

The first striking thing about the letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar from the heads of the five courts is that it exists in the first place. Sent in la(...)

Peter Kelly: a dominant presence in the judiciary for many years

Since his appointment as president of the High Court since 2015, Peter Kelly has been the third most senior judge in the State. He has been a dominant(...)

Members of the judiciary are strongly opposed to planned reforms to how judges are appointed from Shane Ross.

A proposal to change the way judges are appointed has been widely criticised and prompted unprecedented expressions of concern from the judges. Below (...)

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