The judicial pension levy: a reply to Professor Gwynn Morgan

Donal Coffey

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Explores the debate on whether the deduction of a pensions levy from public sector salaries, introduced by the Irish Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009, should apply to judges. Responds to Professor Gwynn Morgan's argument that the levy could be extended to judges provided it is non-discriminatory, suggesting that it can only be non-discriminatory if it treats judges in the same way as other citizens. Considers case law, remuneration procedure under the Constitution of Ireland 1937 art.35.5 and whether the pensions levy for judges could undermine the principle of the separation of powers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalIrish Law Times
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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