Máire Whelan

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 Máire Whelan, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal by President Michael D Higgins,  at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Critics had many different motivations for denouncing the appointment of former attorney general Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal. Opposition pol(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham has highlighted the independence of the Attorney General. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice has highlighted the independence and “weighty national importance” of the office of the Attorney General, particularly in the contex(...)

Former Attorney General Máire Whelan after her appointment as a judge of the Court of Appeal by President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In normal circumstances, it takes a few weeks for a judicial nominee to be formally appointed at Áras an Uachtaráin. But the wheels of Government bure(...)

The end of the long-drawn-out wrangle at the Oireachtas committee on the future of water services has come as a relief. Whether the majority report fr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the role of Attorney General Máire Whelan in the events leading up to the resignation of former garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach has defended the role of Attorney General Máire Whelan in the events leading up to the resignation of former garda commissioner Martin C(...)

Attorney General  Maire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said the Attorney General’s position is ‘untenable’ following the report of the Fennelly commission. Th(...)

  File photograph of Vera  Cosgrave with her husband Liam and Albert Reynolds. File photograph: File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the mourners at the funeral on Monday of Vera Cosgrave, wife of Liam Cosgrave, who was taoiseach from 1973 until 1977. (...)

Rules are important. When their discipline vanishes, those who are expected to apply them and to obey them are left without a compass. That has alread(...)

An amendment will be needed to correct an “implicit contradiction” in legislation, introduced by section 17 of the Road Traffic Act 2014, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told Seanad. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Another loophole in road traffic legislation, this time in a law dealing with hit-and-runs, will have to be repaired, it has emerged. Minister for T(...)

Attorney general Máire Whelan. She said those reporting court proceedings were performing an important public service

The Law Reform Commission is to examine whether defamation laws should be changed to protect court reporters who make honest mistakes. Donncha O’Conn(...)

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