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It appears Minister for Justice Helen McEntee circulated only one name for the Supreme Court post – Séamus Woulfe.

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

 Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Some of the judiciary are concerned about the potential future court impact of the controversy around him.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The overwhelming consensus of legal opinion about the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe is that it has damaged the public (...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Made remarks critical of the Taoiseach and many other office holders which ‘created further genuine controversy’. Photograph:   Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Chief Justice told Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe when they met last Thursday he should resign over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf society dinner(...)

The Chief Justice Frank Clarke said in his letter a judge should not attend any event which is organised in breach of the law or where there may be a reasonable public perception that this is so. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following three letters were published Monday evening by the Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke in the context of his views on Mr Justice Seamu(...)

If judges were putting pressure on a colleague to resign it would raise questions about judicial independence, according to a legal academic who spec(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke after members of the Supreme Court and the board of the Judicial Council met ahead of the publication of the Denham report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at an Oireachtas Golf Society event in Galway in August. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The controversy surrounding the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has brought into sharp focus the serious(...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has asked former Chief Justice Susan Denham to review whether Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe should have attended the Oireachtas Golf Soci(...)

Social media guidelines are being drafted by a committee made up of the presidents of all five court divisions including the chief justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Irish judges are to receive guidelines within the next three months on how to deal with social media during trials. The guidelines are being drafted (...)

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