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Judge declarations to take place without family present
Mr Justice Donald Binchy

23 Mar 2020 / courts Print

Judge declarations to take place with no family present

Two judges will make their declarations tomorrow without the presence of family, friends or colleagues.

In the current circumstances, the Supreme Court has asked that no extra people attend the declaration ceremony.

 

Mr Justice Donald Binchy was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal from 18 March.

The declaration ceremony will take place tomorrow, 24 March, 10.30am in the Supreme Court at Dublin’s Four Courts.

 

Likewise, Paul Burns, SC will make his declaration as a judge of the High Court tomorrow, Tuesday 24 March, at 11.30am in the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court fully acknowledges that the family, friends and colleagues of newly-appointed judges will wish to participate in the ceremony whereby the judge concerned makes the declaration required of them by the Constitution before entering onto their duties,” a statement said.

“However, in the current circumstances, the Supreme Court would ask that persons not attend the declaration ceremony.

“In that context it might be noted that it is the intention of the Chief Justice, when the current level of restriction has been relaxed, to organise ceremonies of welcome in respect of all of those judges who made their declaration under these circumstances,” the statement concludes.




Appointed

Mr Justice Donald Binchy was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal from 18 March.

The declaration ceremony will take place tomorrow, 24 March, 10.30am in the Supreme Court at Dublin’s Four Courts.

Likewise, Paul Burns, SC will make his declaration as a judge of the High Court tomorrow, Tuesday 24 March, at 11.30am in the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court fully acknowledges that the family, friends and colleagues of newly-appointed judges will wish to participate in the ceremony whereby the judge concerned makes the declaration required of them by the Constitution before entering onto their duties,” a statement said.

Circumstances

“However, in the current circumstances, the Supreme Court would ask that persons not attend the declaration ceremony.

“In that context it might be noted that it is the intention of the Chief Justice, when the current level of restriction has been relaxed, to organise ceremonies of welcome in respect of all of those judges who made their declaration under these circumstances,” the statement concludes.



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