Leo Varadkar: “The truth . . . is that the ongoing filibuster of justice legislation in the Seanad is causing other legislation to back up, including important legislation such as this.” Photograph: AFP

The Seanad filibuster of a controversial Bill on judicial appointments is delaying other important legislation going through the Oireachtas, Taoiseach(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has clashed with Shane Ross on occasion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government agreed to nominate several more judges at its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, filling vacancies in the the High Court, the Circuit Court an(...)

The Four Courts, Dublin. Senior judges including the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, have been unusually vocal in their opposition to the legislation. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Senior members of the judiciary wrote to a European anti-corruption organisation complaining they were not properly consulted by the Government about (...)

After various amendments it transpired that the Dáil appointed 16 people to a 13-member commission. File photograph: The Irish Times

The controversial legislation changing the way judges are appointed has been passed by the Dáil and now goes to the Seanad. The Judicial Appointment(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said co-operation between the Government and Sinn Féin did not mean the two parties are preparing to go into government. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A day of Dáil confusion over controversial legislation to reform the way judges are appointed has resulted in TDs making laws “in the dark”, the Oppos(...)

The bill ‘will remove the risk of political patronage’, says Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s long stalled proposals to reform the way judges are appointed are set to be finally passed through the Dáil follow(...)

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The attorney general is to be put back on the new commission to appoint judges, in changes made to the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. The chan(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “Too many cooks have spoiled the broth.”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he would not have used the Attorney General’s “colourful language” but agreed the Judicial Appointments(...)

 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(...)

A general view of the  Four Courts. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may lack transparency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may l(...)

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