Frank Clarke: he was the first member of his family to go to university

The incoming chief justice Frank Clarke was nominated after pre-Cabinet discussions between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Justice Charlie Flana(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan  and  Chief Justice Susan Denham at  the annual report of the Courts Service for 2016 in  Smithfield. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet is expected to choose the new chief justice from a shortlist of three candidates at its final meeting before the summer recess on Wednesda(...)

Retiring in August: Chief Justice Susan Denham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley  Chief Justice Susan Denham is retiring in August. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The next chief justice will not be appointed before Ms Justice Susan Denham retires from the post in August, it has emerged. Instead, senior Governme(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he would seek advice on whether he could publish the letter sent to the Government by senior judges. Image: Oireachtas TV

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government’s proposal to change the way judicial appointments are made follows international practice. He said hav(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe: “My department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been appointed by the Government. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

A survey of secretaries general in Government departments found there was concern that some posts did not attract as strong an applicant pool as others.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The quality of the applicant pools for some competitions for senior Civil Service positions has been disappointing, the chair of the committee charge(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, told staff yesterday she is to retire shortly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The search is on for a new head of the Revenue Commissioners after the current chairman Josephine Feehily informed staff yesterday that she is to reti(...)