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Appointment to the Court of Appeal


At its meeting today, the Government nominated a serving Judge of the High Court, the Hon. Mr. Justice John Edwards for appointment by the President to the Court of Appeal.

On 29 October 2014, President Higgins, acting on advice from the Government, appointed the President and eight ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal. Today’s nomination is to fill the one remaining vacancy for an ordinary Judge of the Court of Appeal.

The Government has taken the necessary steps to formally advise President Higgins of the nomination in accordance with constitutional procedure.