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:

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

 Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe has deferred a meeting with the Chief Justice on three occasions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A scheduled meeting between Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, was cancelled on Thursday after the Chi(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The absence of a statutory system for reprimanding judges probably means that Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe cannot be reprimanded without his consent, acco(...)

Séamus Woulfe: ‘I was absolutely dumbfounded and shocked.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Séamus Woulfe drove back to rejoin his family on holiday in Donegal after attending the Oireachtas Golf Society outing and dinner in Clifden on August(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe  in Dublin last year. Mr Justice Woulfe said he had briefly mentioned the golf outing to the Chief Justice, prior to attending. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, is to meet shortly with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, following an inquiry into the latter’s attendance at an Oireachtas (...)

 Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe (right)told the review  he met someone in the hotel lobby and then went to dinner in a room with six tables and 45 diners. File photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe told the review of his attendance at the Golfgate dinner in Clifden in August that he had told Chief Justice of the Supreme C(...)

Mr Justice Woulfe’s vigilance as a newly-appointed judge was not yet fully honed into the judicial sphere when the August controversy erupted, report found.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe was not “sufficiently vigilant” about his position as a newly-appointed Supreme Court judge when he accepted an invitation to(...)

Susan Denham said in her report that if there had been an introductory programme for newly appointed judges and  guidelines in place at the time of the  dinner, they would have ‘greatly assisted’ Seamus Woulfe in deciding whether to attend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A code of judicial conduct and judicial ethical guidelines should be introduced “as a matter of urgency,” the former Chief Justice Susan Denham has re(...)

The report found that Mr Justice Woulfe could have attended the golfing event without attending the dinner, and that he should not have accepted the invitation to dinner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Calling for the resignation of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from the Supreme Court because of his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clif(...)

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