Seamus Woulfe

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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar should have been able to take a broader perspective but instead he led the chorus demanding that Phil Hogan should go.  Photograph: Fran Veale

A spineless Government running scared in the face of an hysterical media has done serious damage to the national interest by forcing the resignation o(...)

“The complaints and investigation system has not yet come into force. So in regard to recently appointed Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe, we are left with the traditional system.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A good deal of the law regarding the discipline of higher court judges is a long way out of date. In fact it goes back, to the Act of Settlement 1701,(...)

EU commissioner Phil Hogan is facing calls to resign over his attendance at a golf society event in Co Galway. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

EU commissioner Phil Hogan has been at the centre of a major political controversy, as one of several high-profile politicians who attended an Oireach(...)

 European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan  and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen in  January. Photograph: Epa/Stephanie Lecocq

Phil Hogan’s fate as European Commissioner hangs in the balance as the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, awaits his “full report” on(...)

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan. File photograph: Getty

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan: does it seek to have him fired, or does it prefer that, on bal(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste have asked Phil Hogan to consider his position. Photograph: Maxwells

The Government has agreed to recall the Dáil in the wake of the controversy over the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner and criticism by the opposition of(...)

 “I know that there will be people today who throw their hands up but I am asking them not to,” urged Dr Ronan Glynn.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas golf society dinner in Clifden was “wrong”, “inexcusable” and “simply shouldn’t have happened,” the Minister for Health Stephen Donnell(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland could face many millions of euros in EU fines for introducing such a law. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

The Government’s opposition to the Occupied Territories Bill is based on legal advice from the Attorney General which does not take important case law(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  said the Government is ‘going to introduce a significant and supportive economic package in the coming days that will go well beyond what we have announced to date’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Any decision to further tighten restrictions on the movement of people to deal with the coronavirus crisis will be taken on foot of medical advice and(...)

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