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  • Jurisdiction of the Court
    efficient determination of appeals to do so with the concurrence of the other Judges of the Supreme Court to direct that specified appeals pending in the Supreme Court which had been initiated before the establishment day and had not been fully or partly heard by that court shall be heard and determined by the Court of Appeal Original Jurisdiction The Thirty third Amendment did not affect the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court which in effect consists of the function under Article 26 of the Constitution Article 26 provides for a reference to the Supreme Court by the President of Ireland after consultation with the Council of State of Bills of the type prescribed in that Article for a decision as to whether any such Bill or specified provision s thereof is repugnant to the Constitution Should the Court decide that the Bill or any of its provisions is incompatible with the Constitution it may not be signed or promulgated as law by the President The Supreme Court also has limited original jurisdiction under Article 12 3 1 of the Constitution Article 12 3 1 of the Constitution provides that only the Supreme Court consisting of not less than five Judges can establish whether the President of Ireland has become permanently incapacitated Constitutional Jurisdiction Article 34 4 5 of the Constitution provides that no law may be enacted excepting from the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court cases which involve questions as to the validity of any law having regard to the provisions of the Constitution As a result the Supreme Court may be said to function as a constitutional court as it is the final arbiter in interpreting the Constitution of Ireland This is a role of particular importance in Ireland since the Constitution expressly permits the courts to

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  • Supreme Court of Ireland
    Linn English Eolas faoin gCúirt Comhaltaí na Cúirte Breithiúnais Oifig na Cúirte Uachtaraí An Córas Dlíthiúil Leabharliosta Naisc Bunreacht na hÉireann An Príomh Bhreitheamh Breithiúna na Cúirte Uachtaraí Ceapachán agus Tionacht na mBreithiúna Comhaltaí na Cúirte An Príomh Bhreitheamh Breithiúna

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  • The Chief Justice
    of the Court Judgments The Supreme Court Office The Legal System Publications Links Constitution of Ireland Members of the Court Chief Justice Susan Gageby Denham The Role of the Chief Justice Former Chief Justices The Chief Justice Chief Justice Susan

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  • Judges of the Supreme Court
    Court Members of the Court Judgments The Supreme Court Office The Legal System Publications Links Constitution of Ireland Members of the Court Current Judges of the Supreme Court Former Judges

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  • Appointment and Tenure of Judges of the Supreme Court
    many more years of experience than this minimum requirement Appointment Procedure Under the applicable constitutional provisions it is the function of the Government to decide who should be appointed to the Supreme Court The Government advises the President of Ireland of its nomination of a candidate for appointment and the President formally makes the appointment A person who is not already a judge and who wishes to be considered for appointment to the Supreme Court may apply to the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board JAAB requesting that he or she be recommended as suitable for such appointment The JAAB is an independent Board chaired by the Chief Justice The three Presidents of each level of jurisdiction District Circuit and High Court are also members of the Board While a majority of the members are judges there are two representatives from the legal profession and two non lawyers The role of the Board is purely advisory The JAAB considers all the applications before it in relation to that appointment and draws up a list of persons whom it considers suitably qualified for appointment This list is forwarded to the Government Generally speaking the Government is confined to appointing persons other than judges who have been approved by the Board The Oireachtas has reserved a power to the Government to appoint a person who has not applied to and has not been considered by the JAAB If it does so it must publish in Iris Oifigiúil the Official Gazette a notice stating that it has made such an appointment outside the JAAB procedure Security of Tenure According to Article 35 2 of the Constitution All judges shall be independent in the exercise of their judicial functions and subject only to this Constitution and the law Every person appointed a judge must take the

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  • Supreme Court of Ireland
    Deutsch Déan Teagmháil Linn English Eolas faoin gCúirt Comhaltaí na Cúirte Breithiúnais Oifig na Cúirte Uachtaraí An Córas Dlíthiúil Leabharliosta Naisc Bunreacht na hÉireann Breithiúnais Cliceáil anseo le haghaidh breithiúnais

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  • Judgments The Supreme Court Office The Legal System Publications Links Constitution of Ireland Judgments of the Supreme Court Search Judgments by Year Advanced Search Latest Judgments Important Judgments Article 26 References Search Judgments by Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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  • Judgments by Year Advanced Search Latest Judgments Important Judgments Article 26 References Advanced search Search String Maximum Records 0 returns all relevant results Judgment By leave blank to search by all judges The search facility currently returns all results in order of relevance By entering a number into Maximum Records you will limit the number of results For example if you enter 10 the search results will be the 10

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