Public governance


Modernising Staffing and Court Management Practices in Ireland

Towards a More Responsive and Resilient Justice System

Ireland has launched an ambitious strategy to build a more inclusive, efficient and sustainable justice sector. Irish citizens recognise these efforts: Ireland is one of the OECD countries with a higher percentage of citizens trusting their government and courts, according to the recent OECD Survey on the Drivers of Trust in Public Institutions. This study aims to support these efforts by analysing the judicial workforce and relevant support structures and processes currently employed by the Irish courts. In particular, the study seeks to contribute to the deliberations of the Irish Judicial Planning Working Group, which was established to identify reform initiatives and evaluate staffing needs to enhance the efficient administration of justice over the next five years.

Available from January 13, 2023


Executive summary
Assessment and Recommendations
State of the Irish courts and judiciary in Ireland
Calculating judicial needs in Ireland
Modernising Irish Courts: key opportunities and challenges in Ireland
Judicial governance and modern human resource management for judges and the courts in Ireland
Towards more effective court, case and data management in Ireland
Annexes4 chapters available
Methodology applied for this study in Ireland
FTE judges available for case work by court level in Ireland
Case weight tables in Ireland
Key data needed for effective judicial workload tracking in Ireland
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