Written answers

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Judicial Appointments

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
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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]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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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.

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