Healy O'Connor

Voluntary Levy Paid by 111 Judges

Voluntary payments amounting to €698,000 have been made to Revenue Commissioners from members of the judiciary. A total of 111 judges have now paid the voluntary pension levy, according to the Revenue In addition, commitments via standing orders which amount to €522,000 per month have also been given. Controversy arose last year after it was […]

Estate of Ward of Court

A High Court Judge has warned a Co Wexford man he faces being sent back to Mountjoy Prison if he fails to provide a full and simple explanation about what happened to almost €1 million from the estate of a person who is a ward of court. The man was committed to Mountjoy Prison in […]

Death of High Court judge Vivian Lavan

Former High Court Court judge Mr Justice Vivian Lavan died at his home over the weekend. Mr Justice Lavan, who retired early from the High Court bench three months ago because of ill-health, passed away on Saturday surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Una, four children and two grandchildren. The former […]

Judges end Tradition of Wearing Wigs in Court

A centuries-old tradition, the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Susan Denham, and most of her senior colleagues will sit in court without their wigs for the first time. The move to discontinue the practice, in place since the 17th century, follows a decision by the Superior Courts Rules Committee, made up of representatives of the judiciary, […]