Insolvency Judges to be paid €140,000

A  new group of “specialist judges” will be appointed to deal with all the insolvency actions due to come before the courts.These  specialist judges will receive the same salaries as newly appointed Circuit Court judges, will be regarded as full judges and must be addressed in court as “judge”.

The Judges will be chosen from   county registrars who will have to apply for the €140,623-a-year roles .

County registrars perform a number of quasi-judicial functions –  for example holding motions courts and case progression hearings, conducting arbitrations under the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) Acts and the taxation of costs.  In addition, the county registrar has responsibility for the administration and management of the circuit court offices in each county.