Thursday, 18 July 2013
Department of Justice and Equality
533. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of new specialist judges appointed to date and due to be appointed under the new personal insolvency regime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36246/13]
The Deputy will be aware that, under the Constitution, judges are appointed by the President on the advice of the Government. Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 4 of 13 June 2013, in which I indicated that the Government had nominated six persons for appointment by the President as a Specialist Judge of the Circuit Court, I can confirm that these appointments were made by the President on 15 July 2013.