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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: RollingNews.ie

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

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae joined Sinn Féin in criticising the carbon tax rise. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Income from the carbon tax increase in the budget will be used to pay a number of social welfare provisions, Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman to(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe arrive at  the Convention Centre in Dublin to announce Budget 2021. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The biggest budget in the history of big budgets. Look at the size of it! The Budget Boys couldn’t resist drawing attention to this when they came t(...)

The price of a pack of 20 cigarettes has increased by 20 cent in the budget. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Tax and excise duty accounts for almost 80 per cent of the price of a 20 pack of cigarettes, the Dáil has heard. During a debate on the budget increa(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: Progress on fisheries has been “disappointing” and “progress on an overall trade deal is linked to progress on fisheries”. Photograph:  Tom Honan/PA

No agreement on a future relationship with the UK will be ratified as long as Britain’s threat to break international law remains, Minister for Foreig(...)

Would a €9 pork chop be a suitably priced food offering to appease the hungry Covid gods? Photograph: iStock

If all goes well, the sun will set in November and the police can take their noses out of your pork chops. But there isn’t a great amount of confiden(...)

Sources now believe so-called ‘wet pubs’ could reopen in early October. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said so-called “wet pubs” should be given the chance to reopen and prove that they can operate safely. Mr Varadkar made the(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The actions of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe in attending a dinner that breached public health rules is a “test for the judiciary”, Labour’s Brend(...)

Family members following the remains of Brendan Halligan after his funeral Mass at the Church of Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Brendan Halligan was Irish and European to the core, his funeral was told on Thursday morning. He was “the embodiment in one man of a plurality of ide(...)

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