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Technology continues to transform how judges perform their functions, both in Ireland and elsewhere. This article reports the results of a survey of Irish judges on their use of technology in their role, their attitudes towards technology, and their views on how it impacts on the judicial function. The survey, part of a global survey, found that Irish judges habitually used digital technologies, and were broadly satisfied with the technology available in chambers, but less so with what was provided in courtrooms. Although generally happy to embrace change, the majority of respondents were concerned with, and did not prefer, online hearings as a substitute for in-person hearings, with many highlighting fundamental issues regarding fair and open justice in this regard.
Brian M Barry and Rónán Kennedy, Views of the Irish Judiciary on Technology in Courts: Results of a Survey (2023) 1 Irish Judicial Studies Journal 26. DOI: 10.21427/DPK2-5875
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