Seamus Woulfe

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Minister for Transport Shane Ross is demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil is putting pressure on the Government to scrap the Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appoi(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross is  demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed soon. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appointed has become a “complete dog’s dinner”, the Attorney Gener(...)

The president of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who chaired the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, has retired. File photograph: Eric Luke.

The president of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who chaired the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, has retired after a legal career s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she welcomed the clarity offered by today’s Supreme Court decision. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers have welcomed the Supreme Court’s determination on the rights of the unborn and reaffirmed their intention to hold a referendum by the end o(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Attorney General Séamus Woulfe last year. Mr Woulfe was addressing a graduation ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Young solicitors can help restore values in their profession that slipped during the recession, the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe told a graduation c(...)

A mural in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment in  Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

, The Government has agreed voters should be asked to repeal the Eighth Amendment and allow the Oireachtas to legislate for the provision of abortio(...)

Moore Street, Dublin, where a number of houses were used during 1916 Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has overturned a declaration that buildings and sites on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a 1916 Rising battlefield site compr(...)

The Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has advised the Government the legally safer option would be to insert an enabling provision in the Constitution if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

The Attorney General has advised the Government that while no approach to the abortion issue “can be completely free of risk of legal challenge” the l(...)

Abortion referendum: there are good political reasons for the elaborate choreography and slow pace of unfolding the proposal. Photograph: Bloomberg

This evening’s special Cabinet meeting, expected to formally signal the Government’s commitment to liberalising Ireland’s laws on abortion, is more an(...)

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