James O’Connor says he  feels he has been deeply misled and ‘I am hurt.’  Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc. That damned tune. Those words.(...)

In a submission to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, IHREC  suggested  the number of judges on the proposed new body should be increased so they constitute at least half the commission. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Attorney General should not be a member of the proposed new Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee says the commission’s recommendations will be based on merit alone, but we are not told what are the criteria for merit or how they will be decided. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Nearly every attempt at changing the system for selecting judges has been a short-term response to an immediate political problem. The Judicial Appoi(...)

Séamus Woulfe: While the Government maintains his appointment was never a done deal,  comments from former office holders maintain this is “not credible”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Imagine, within days of taking up a new job at the head of a busy bureaucracy, you are given a list of more than 50 names and told to choose one to be(...)

Helen McEntee answers questions on the appointment of Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Screengrab

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told Minister for Justice Helen McEntee that he thought Séamus Woulfe would be a “good judge” during a conversation before she m(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee  bows to pressure and will take Opposition questions in the Dáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will finally face questions in the Dáil on Thursday after the Government caved in on Wednesday to Opposition de(...)

The Government finally relented on Wednesday and agreed that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee should answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of the former attorney general Séamus Woulfe as a Supreme Court judge. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has finally relented and agreed that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee should answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of the f(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: under pressure to commit to a full question and answer session in the Dáil on her role in the appointment of Mr Justice Woulfe to the Supreme Court.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice, Séamus Woulfe, following the Go(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee e previously gave a statement on her handling of the Woulfe controversy, defending it and saying she followed a “clear process” when recommending the former attorney general for a position on the Supreme Court.Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin TD Padraig MacLochlainn has said that the refusal of the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to participate in a full question and answer ses(...)

The Taoiseach reminded the Dáil what happened when the country slowly opened up again during the summer after the first lockdown.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland is the second-best small country in the world in which to fight Covid. But does anybody give a flying Finn? “One would hardly realise that(...)

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