Seamus Woulfe

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The Taoiseach reminded the Dáil what happened when the country slowly opened up again during the summer after the first lockdown.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland is the second-best small country in the world in which to fight Covid. But does anybody give a flying Finn? “One would hardly realise that(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee e previously gave a statement on her handling of the Woulfe controversy, defending it and saying she followed a “clear process” when recommending the former attorney general for a position on the Supreme Court.Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition parties have temporarily withdrawn from the Dáil business committee amid a deepening row over Minister for Justice Helen McEntee’s refusal (...)

Mr Justice Woulfe has been at the centre of controversy over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf society dinner in Clifden in August. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has refused to bow to sustained opposition pressure that the Minister for Justice should make a statement to the Dáil on the (...)

Labour has had a Bill outlawing so-called “revenge porn” before the Oireachtas since 2017, going nowhere. Now, it’s suddenly urgent and the Government is promising action. File photograph: iStock

Knock knock again. Who’s there this time? The inspector. The inspector who? The inspector who has come to ensure you are taking your statutory breaks,(...)

RTÉ: Don’t stand too close.

Scarleh for everyone in RTÉ. Thoughts and prayers and all that. But the photographs of a number of the national station’s leading news broadcasters (...)

The Department of Justice has confirmed the Government  appointed five other judges apart from Mr Justice Woulfe since taking power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers were told there were two vacancies in the Supreme Court when they were asked to approve the appointment of Séamus Woulfe in July, The Irish (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee says she discussed the nomination in advance of a Cabinet rubber-stamping with Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and Attorney General Paul Gallagher. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

It will come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the workings of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) to see it portrayed, as the Governm(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke with then minister for justice Charlie Flanagan and attorney general Séamus Woulfe in 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The process for selecting Séamus Woulfe to fill a Supreme Court vacancy differed from the normal procedure, according to the accounts of 10 former gov(...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A number of Government TDs have indicated that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee should answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of former att(...)

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