The process will closely follow the process used to appoint Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr Justice Frank Clarke in 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

The process to appoint new presidents of the Circuit and District Courts has been initiated by the Government. It will be modelled on proposed refor(...)

Judicial Appointments Bill: the political incompetence on display this week means the Seanad will have to try to rectify the contradictions that have been inserted in it. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was fitting that the Dáil debate on the Judicial Appointments Bill turned into a complete farce this week when TDs voted to accept contradictory am(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil is putting pressure on the Government to scrap the Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appoi(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross is  demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed soon. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appointed has become a “complete dog’s dinner”, the Attorney Gener(...)

The European Commission found that Ireland’s Judicial Appointments Bill did not conform to the standards Ireland signed up to in 2010, which specified that at least half the members of any judicial appointments body should be judges chosen by their peers. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s decision to go ahead with the appointment of three new judges, despite the opposition of Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance, was(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross had threatened to block any judicial appointments until the Bill was progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Commission has expressed concern about the new legislation on judicial appointments, saying it is not in line with European standards. T(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

 Catherine McGuinness says if the Chief Justice were to chair the board it ‘would go a long way’ towards addressing the concerns of judges.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

The former Supreme Court judge and president of the Law Reform Commission Catherine McGuinness said not appointing the Chief Justice as chair of the J(...)

 Photograph: Collins Courts.

What is the consequence of the judiciary successfully lobbying to change the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill? The Bill updates and reforms th(...)

Photograph: Collins Courts.

Sinn Féin would like to see people who have been the subject of miscarriages of justice having an input in the proposed new body for the appointment o(...)

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