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Former chief justice Susan Denham reported on the conduct of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe in the absence of the Judicial Council’s  powers. Photograph:

Long-awaited procedures to deal with the behaviour and ethics of judges may not become operational for another nine months, according to the Departmen(...)

Dr Tom Black: “The town knows what happened, and the town knows what they did. They were just over-confident, and let their guard down.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Derry and Strabane are the top of the league table nobody wants to win. In the past month the rate of coronavirus infection in this council area in th(...)

The legitimacy of the Supreme Court, which has played such an important and valuable role in the development of the State, ultimately rests on public trust. That trust is hard-won and easily eroded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Barring new revelations, the Seamus Woulfe affair will most likely stagger to a conclusion with whatever “informal resolution” the Supreme Court arriv(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham writes that, based on the evidence and submissions she received, Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe “did nothing involving impropriety such as would justify calls for his resignation from office.” Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

For Supreme Court judge Seámus Woulfe, the most comforting line – the line that could salvage a judicial career that had barely even begun – appears i(...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Her new memoir, Here’s The Story, details her extraordinary life and career. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president on criticising the church, building bridges, life during lockdown – and her new memoir Mary McAleese’s apartment in the Dub(...)

Opposition politicians called for Séamus Woulfe to resign as judge of the Supreme Court when the controversy first broke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unease among the judiciary, intense interest in the Law Library, trepidation in Government Buildings and impatience among the Opposition. Al(...)

Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner is expected to be provided to the Chief Justic(...)

Henry Street: Mask-wearing is primarily about protecting others. A decent society should be willing to make sacrifices to protect others who are more vulnerable. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thus far, the Government has relied mainly on goodwill rather than enforcement measures when it comes to Covid-19. If that were to change and non-comp(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle for a Cabinet meeting in June.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seldom has a government taken office in more trying circumstances. The three-party coalition assumed power in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandem(...)

A yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht and a number of counties in Ulster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

August was a soggy month and September has carried on where it left off with more heavy rain forecast. A status yellow rain warning has been issued f(...)

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