President Higgins appointed a number of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Court.
The judges to be appointed are:
- The Hon Ms Justice Marie Baker, to be appointed to the Supreme Court, and
- Brian O'Moore SC, Mark Sanfey SC, Mary Rose Gearty SC, Niamh Hyland SC and Mark Heslin Solicitor, to be appointed to the High Court.
The Constitution gives the President the power to appoint the Taoiseach, on the nomination of Dáil Éireann, and other members of the Government on the nomination of the Taoiseach, after Dáil approval. Other office holders appointed by the President, on the advice of the Government, include Judges, the Attorney General, the Comptroller and Auditor General, and Commissioned officers of the Defence Forces.
For more information on the President's Constitutional role, click here.