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Mrs Justice Susan Denham, who has been Chief Justice since 2011, dissented in six cases. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Put a group of experienced judges with strong views, formidable advocacy skills and a lifetime of accumulated prejudices into a room. Ask them to make(...)

Susan Denham, Chief Justice since 2011, dissented in six cases during the five years covered by the study. Photograph: Pat Langan

Supreme Court judges disagreed among themselves on one in five constitutional cases over the past five years.An analysis by The Irish Times of all jud(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking to Colin Murphy, writer of Guaranteed, at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire this week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stephen CollinsThe explosion of public outrage at the revelations on the Anglo tapes has put the banking collapse back at the centre of the political (...)

Ballot papers in The City West count centre during the fiscal treaty referendum count last year. Photograph: David Sleator

Free, free . . . a nation once again. Or that’s what we are told about the imminent lifting of the shackles of supervision from the troika. Even the T(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: “As these vacation arrangements have existed since at least the 19th century, my reference to them should not be seen in any way as a criticism of our judiciary but I do believe it is legitimate to ask questions in today’s world.” Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has broached the possibility of shortening court vacations, asking whether “in this day and age” it is approp(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter told the Law Society that the current system of appointing judges ‘is very much of its time and we could do better’.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ciara Kenny Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has called for public debate on the way judicial appointments are made. In an addres(...)

Supreme Court judge Frank Clarke said the Constitution had given “an unusually strong” role to the courts. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas has turned out to be a weaker institution than was envisaged by the Constitution, a Supreme Court(...)

An independent judiciary

Few would deny the necessity to ensure the independence and accountability of the judiciary. The flaws that already exist in relation to govern(...)

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