Minister of State Paschal Donohoe, who made the challenge during a debate about depoliticising how the judiciary is selected.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe challenged the Opposition to name a court ruling that had been influenced by the method of a(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD launches Fine Gael’s Yes campaign this month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

I should be in favour of abolishing the Seanad – I railed against it long enough. A decade ago, I debated the elitism of its electoral system on ra(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)