Mary Laffoy

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Ms Justice Mary Irvine: she  has served as a judge on the Court of Appeal for the last four years, and before that was a High Court judge, having been appointed in 2007

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the Court of Appeal judge, is to be promoted to the Supreme Court, the Government decided on Tuesday. Ms Irvine will remain i(...)

 Chairwoman of the Citzens’ Assembly, Justice Mary Laffoy  told members, who met for the final time on Sunday, that participation in the exercise of deliberative democracy was ‘unlike other forms of group engagement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Citizens’ Assembly has voted by a tight majority to change the current constitutional position regarding the dissolution of Dáil Éireann. The ass(...)

Chairwoman Mary Laffoy said she was satisfied the matter had no impact on the work of the assembly.

Seven members of the Citizens’ Assembly have been removed from the process after it emerged they were brought on board due to their personal connectio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael think-in at the Hotel Minella, Clonmel. “I honestly don’t know if the public would go as far as what the Citizens’ Assembly have recommended.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not believe the country would support the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on the issue of abortion. (...)

Susan Denham made her final appearance on the Supreme Court bench on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

When, in December 1992, Susan Denham became the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, it was a culture shock for her and for the instituti(...)

A dedicated local governance group is the best way to improve the care of our elderly population, the Citizen’s Assembly has been told. Dr Diarmuid O(...)

Twenty-three citizens voted that socio-economic reasons should never be grounds for abortion, four preferred not to state an opinion, and 60 members, or over 68 per cent, voted that this be recommended as a reason. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Justice Mary Laffoy and the Citizens’ Assembly have done the State some service in terms of determining future approaches in law on abortion - and the(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at the inaugural meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Citizens’ Assembly may surprise us all yet, but the signs are not good so far. However, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy showed herself to be a woman of pri(...)

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