Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (156)

Andrew Doyle


156. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline the role of the Master of the High Court; the way a person is appointed to the position; the salary of the position; the length of the term of office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21624/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Master of the High Court is appointed by Government under Section 3(3) of the Court Officers Act 1926 which also specifies that the Master holds office at the pleasure of the Government and can serve to age 70.

The powers and jurisdiction of this quasi judicial office are set out in the Courts Acts and Rules of Court and relate mainly to administrative and procedural matters which are required to be dealt with prior to a full hearing in the High Court. The salary is currently €156,241.