The Association of Judges in Ireland (AJI) was formed on the 18th of November 2011. It is a representative body and represents the interests of its members. Although it does not represent the judiciary as such, the AJI’s membership comprises the vast majority of the judges in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Circuit Court and the District Court. It also represents some retired judges, military judges and Irish judges of the European Courts.
The AJI’s mandate is set out in detail in its Constitution and includes the protection and enhancement of judicial independence, the improvement of the administration of justice and the promotion of a better public understanding of the role played by the judiciary both within the justice system and as an arm of government.