Time to Invest in More Judges?

Almost three quarter of a million new civil and criminal cases are brought before the Irish courts every year. This statistic, mentioned by outgoing Chief Justice Susan Denham at the launch in late July of the Courts Service’s annual report for 20161, underscores how deeply embedded the courts are in every aspect of Irish society, economy and governance.  That report provides fascinating insights on how the courts work, with a unique story sitting behind every new case.