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Figures released by the Courts Service show some judges claimed almost €49,000 more than their colleagues at the same level for travel, subsistence and judicial attire and incidental expenses, in a 12-month period.

There are huge variations in the expenses claimed by judges at all levels, according to figures released by the Courts Service. They show that some ju(...)

Under the Tax Consolidation Act 1997, there is a statutory exemption from tax on expenses for members of the judiciary.

Judges of the superior courts are entitled to claim higher travel expenses than their counterparts in the lower courts, it has emerged. And all expen(...)

In a groundbreaking decision made last August, Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall found the Courts Service was not justified in withholding the names of individual judges. Photograph: Alan Betson

Details to date of judges’ expenses have been released by the Courts Service on an anonymised basis since the organisation came under the remit of the(...)

The judges with the highest expenses in each respective court for 2012 were as follows, clockwise from top left: Judge Gerard Furlong (District Court) - €45,222; Judge Desmond Hogan (Circuit Court) - €33,698; Mr Justice Paul Gilligan (High Court) - €8,219; Mr Justice Frank Clarke (Supreme Court) - €4,387.

The names of judges who claimed a total of €1.67 million in expenses were released today for the first time, following a ruling by the Information Com(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: as he departs to the new Court of Appeal, there is widespread agreement on the Commercial Court’s efficiency

When the new fast-track Commercial Court was set up a decade ago, the aim was to radically change the litigation landscape to achieve speedy determina(...)

The Courts Service, which is responsible for managing the courts, said in June the proposals would result in improved services in courtrooms that were equipped with facilities and support services that could not be provided in suburban courthouses.

A proposal to close four courthouses in Dublin and reorganise how the services are delivered in the capital has been shelved, the Courts Service has (...)

Details of the expenses paid to individual judges are to be made public for the first time following a decision by the Information Commissioner.Peter(...)

Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan, who said the release of any information that “could potentially increase public disquiet”. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Security was the primary concern of judges supporting the withholding of their identities when releasing details of their expenses under Freedom of In(...)

The building at Parkgate Street in Dublin 8 is the largest courts project undertaken in the history of the State. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Services at the Criminal Courts of Justice, including window-cleaning, security and maintenance, cost €846,000 a month, the Courts Service has said(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham  said gross funding for the Courts Service had decreased by a quarter since 2008. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There will be “great and lasting damage” to the courts system if there are continued reductions in the courts budget, the Chief Justice has said.Speak(...)

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