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(...)

Justice George Birmingham wrote to the Department of Public Expenditure last December and said members of the judiciary had been seeking a pension scheme “for a decade or more”, but “obstacles” had been put in the way.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A scheme to allow judges top up their pension funds using Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) has been delayed for over a decade, according to d(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald described the judge as a “fearless defender of the Constitution” and a man of extraordinary intellectual ability who made an enormous contribution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the late Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman , saying his loss to Ireland and to law would be enormous. The(...)

When Mr Justice  Peter Kelly of the High Court came in for public criticism after private remarks he made about the Government eroding judicial independence became public, Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman gave a strongly-worded defence of Kelly’s position. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The tense public standoff between judges and politicians over judicial pay and conditions may have abated, but the issue remains deeply sensitive and (...)