Cabinet agrees to move three judges to Circuit Court

Ministers also agreed to begin the process of filling four vacancies at district court level

Cabinet agrees to move three judges to Circuit Court

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The Cabinet has decided to re-assign a number of judges to the Circuit Court.

Three of the six judges of the so-called specialised courts will fill three vacancies currently in the Circuit Court.

The Government says the small workload of insolvency and repossession cases means these judges can be re-assigned.

The Cabinet also agreed to begin the process of filling four vacancies at district court level.

Transport Minister Shane Ross agreed to the move after a commitment that the heads of bill for new laws on judicial appointments will be published next week with the full legislation before the end of January.