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Dara Calleary who resigned as minister for agriculture following ‘Golfgate’ scandal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Tánaiste has said any suggestion he pushed for Dara Calleary to resign is “not remotely grounded in truth”. Leo Varadkar was reacting to a secti(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at Government Buildings in Dublin inJanuary. When she assigns portfolois in her reshuffled college, von der Leyen should ignore lobbying for specific posts from Dublin and every other member state and political grouping.  Photograph: Fran Veale

When she reshuffles her college of commissioners this week, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen should pick the most suitable and quali(...)

Séamus Woulfe. ‘You don’t engage Michael Collins or John Rogers if you are about to throw the white towel into the ring,’ said one legal source. Photograph: Alan Betson

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe’s recruitment of a senior lawyer is seen in legal circles as the former attorney general “digging in to fight his co(...)

Michael Pentland aged 10 from Belfast watches the  Carling Nations Cup match between Wales and  Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in 2011, where the attendance was 529. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I blame Liam Brady. As a soccer-obsessed child I was desperate to attend an Ireland match but faced one insurmountable problem. The old Lansdowne Road(...)

RTÉ has clarified remarks made by one of its senior radio officials, who said broadcaster Seán O’Rourke would never work for the station again, and left the door open to him possibly returning in the future. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ has clarified remarks made by one of its senior radio officials, who said that broadcaster Seán O’Rourke would never work for the station again, (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has instructed the Government to suggest a man and a woman as candidates to replace former commissioner Phil Hogan. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/EPA

In all the commentary on the Oireachtas Golf Society (OGS) – or as I prefer to think of it, the Oh For God’s Sake (OFGS) dinner – it’s surprising that(...)

 Phil Hogan, who is to step down as EU trade commissioner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

What did Phil Hogan say about getting a negative Covid-19 test and restricting his movements? Mr Hogan said he arrived back to Ireland from Belgium o(...)

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