Minister for Transport Shane Ross: He said on Monday  that a register of interests was necessary for judges as they might “forget” their constitutional oath to hear cases impartially.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

New laws covering the appointment and conduct of judges have been delayed amid disagreement between Fine Gael and Independent Alliance Minister Shane (...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman  Jim O’Callaghan: said there was a pressing need for a judicial council to be established. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Association of Judges in Ireland (AJI) has called for the establishment of a judicial council following claims made against a member of the judici(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: Garda strike action would have negative effects on Garda and public morale. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned about the fallout from the threatened industrial action by gardaí. “In the event that it proceeds, such actio(...)

A legal challenge by businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades (pictured) to the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly as President of the High Court has been halted on all grounds. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A legal challenge by businessman and anti-eviction activist Jerry Beades to the Government’s decision to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly as President (...)

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham speaking with  Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,    following a ceremony to celebrate the start of the new law term. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ireland’s reputation is being damaged due to the continuing delay in establishing a judicial council, whose functions would include setting out a code(...)

The latest legislative programme, released  by Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe, shows that 13 of the 34 priority Bills for this autumn already appeared on the list published in January this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has continued to struggle in meeting its own targets to publish new legislation. The latest legislative programme, released on Tuesday (...)

Mattie McGrath: said he was not making a blanket criticism of judges, but  “I am saying there are serious question marks over some business in the financial courts”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Legislation reforming and updating judicial appointments procedures will be published later this year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has sa(...)

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(...)

New list, published by chief whip Paul Kehoe, includes several major statutory measures, including a ground-breaking gender recognition Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven years after first being proposed at government level, a climate change Bill moved a large step closer to becoming reality yesterday when it was(...)

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin, who has been asked to withdraw or clarify his “intemperate remarks”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin has been asked to withdraw or clarify his comment following a case in which the d(...)

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