Government Whips have refused Opposition demands to have speaking time set aside in the Dáil for the Minister for Justice to make a statement on the appointment of Séamus Woulfe to the Supreme Court

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he did not know the name of the three sitting judges who expressed an interest in the Supreme Court vacancy th(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with then attorney general Séamus Woulfe at an event in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The decision of Chief Justice Frank Clarke on Monday to publish some of his correspondence with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe over the Golfgate controversy(...)

Controversy around Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner in August has led to a crisis in the State’s highest court. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is due to meet all the party leaders on Friday afternoon to discuss the crisis in the Supreme Court and to seek consensus on (...)

  Chief Justice Frank Clarke listening to Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe during a panel discussion at the Distillery Building in Dublin last year. File photograph: Alan Betson

The removal of a judge by the Oireachtas is more a political than a legal act, according to an expert on constitutional law. It is for this reason th(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: fallout from his attendance  at the Oireachtas golf society dinner in Clifden has led to talk of impeachment. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Stunned, sympathetic and horrified that it has come to this, was how one practising barrister described his reaction to the crisis in the Supreme Cour(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The content of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s interview on September 8th by retired chief justice Susan Denham, has emerged as the key issue in the crisis(...)

The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has now moved to the political realm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe - who the Chief Justice Frank Clarke said should resign - has now moved to the political realm and the G(...)

 Chief Justice  Frank Clarke (left) and  Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. It now seems clear that the Chief Justice and the other members of the Supreme Court are of the view that the heart of the crisis now facing the judiciary is the poor judgement of Mr Justice Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The time may be coming for politicians to get involved in the removal of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from the Supreme Court. After the publication on M(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe said he had not intended to create the impression that he blamed the media for the ‘Golfgate’ controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has told the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, that he does not intend to resign. In a letter on Monday, Mr Justice Woulfe repeat(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Extraordinary exchange of letters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government must now decide whether it should seek to remove Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from his position over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf (...)

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