Seamus Woulfe

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK prime minister Theresa May in Farmleigh House, Dublin Photograph: AFP/Maxwells/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May discussed Brexit and Northern Ireland at a private dinner in Farmleigh House in Dublin l(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

As of New Year’s Eve, 151 people have been killed on Irish roads though the eventual figure may be less than that when reclassification takes place.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people killed on the State’s roads in 2018 was 149, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The number i(...)

Shane Ross’s planned anti-speeding measures have prompted concerns. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has raised serious concerns about new anti-speeding measures proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, and questio(...)

One of the red herrings in the acrimonious debate that led to the abandonment of Irish Water’s plan to introduce a graduated system of household water charges was the claim that this was a first step towards the privatisation of water. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Government’s decision to hold a referendum aimed at ensuring that water supply is retained in public ownership is a positive move which should pav(...)

The planned amendment to the Constitution would stipulate that ownership of a water services authority must be retained by the State or a State-controlled body. File photograph: Getty Images

The outline of a proposed referendum to keep in public ownership any company or authority responsible for the supply of water services is to set to be(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ’Society is marked by a serious lack of unity’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has urged judges and lawyers, in a society “marked by a serious lack of unity”, to “look more closely at the meaning(...)

Fianna Fáil has launched a new policy   aimed at improving safety for cyclists and overhauling cycling infrastructure.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists who park in cycle lanes should receive penalty points and a fine, Fianna Fáil has said. The party launched a new policy on Tuesday aimed at(...)

 Lisa Lawlor with her parents Maureen and Francis, who were both killed in the Stardust tragedy in 1981. Ms Lawlor, 38, who was just 17-months-old when her parents died, has given her support to a call for a new inquest for the first time. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Nobody in authority wants to know how the victims of the Stardust nightclub fire were killed, relatives of some of those who died in the blaze 37 year(...)

The proposals follow advice from the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe, who said the current flaws in the legislation may contravene Ireland’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is to commit to mandatory reporting of maternal and perinatal deaths under proposed reforms to coroners legislation. Minister for Just(...)

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