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Mr Justice John Quirke,  President of the Law Reform Commission, and Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, at the launch of the Law Reform Commission Report on Jury Service in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s not every week we see judges and the Minister for Justice involved in a public standoff, but tensions that rose to the surface so spectacu(...)

Chief Justice of Ireland Mrs Justice Susan Denham giving a talk to the College Law Society at Griffith College in Dublin last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The row over judicial independence appeared to abate last night after the Chief Justice confirmed a new forum had been set up (...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, speaking at the launch of the Law Reform Commission Report on Jury Service.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The row between the Government and the judiciary escalated last night when judges expressed concern that their independence wa(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said last night: “Members of the judiciary have traditionally avoided straying into the political domain. It is unfortunate if constitutionally sanctioned pay reductions were presented as an attack on judicial independence.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has delivered a sharp response to criticism of the Government’s treatment of judges, insisting no ques(...)

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