John McGuinness is questioning if the recent cancellation of a High Court sitting in Kilkenny was a stunt.
Speaking in the Dáil the Fianna Fail TD has asked the Justice Minister if it was a ploy by the court service to put pressure on the government to appoint more judges.
The reason given for the last minute cancellation was a shortage of High Court judges.
Deputy McGuinness said the way it was handled showed a lack of respect to the public in Kilkenny.
Meanwhile Minister Michael Creed, on behalf of the Justice Minister told the house that 5 new judges are going to be appointed this Friday.
He said he would relay the concerns raised by Deputy McGuinness but that the Government could not question the courts actions.