Susan Denham

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Professor Philip Nolan is chairman of the Nphet epidemiological modelling advisory group and outgoing president of NUI Maynooth. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Professor Philip Nolan, who has become a well known-public figure during the coronavirus pandemic, was among 27 new members elected to the Royal Iris(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. She is one of only 121 women  in the 637-member Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy has commissioned a diversity review in a bid to boost female participation in the prestigious academic body which was establis(...)

A Citizens’ Assembly session in February 2020. During the pandemic, the assembly’s meetings have taken place virtually. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Few passages in Bunreacht na hÉireann are showing their age more than the clause that stipulates that the State shall “endeavour to ensure that mother(...)

Ken Murphy, outgoing director general of the Law Society at Blackhall Place. He first took up the position  in March 1995, when he was 38 years old. Photograph: Alan Betson

The effect of the pandemic on the legal profession is not uniform, but everyone’s income is being hit, according to the outgoing director general of t(...)

It appears Minister for Justice Helen McEntee circulated only one name for the Supreme Court post – Séamus Woulfe.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice Séamus Woulfe following the Gove(...)

 Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Some of the judiciary are concerned about the potential future court impact of the controversy around him.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The overwhelming consensus of legal opinion about the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe is that it has damaged the public (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with then attorney general Séamus Woulfe at an event in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The decision of Chief Justice Frank Clarke on Monday to publish some of his correspondence with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe over the Golfgate controversy(...)

‘Governments have wide discretion in selecting judges for appointment by the President.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Few public appointment processes are more important, yet none is more haphazard or opaque. Governments have wide discretion in selecting judges for (...)

Taoiseach  told the Dáil  on Wednesday that he would like to get back to Level 3 restrictions for December 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families should be given clarity over Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, while the risk of ongoing economic and social damage from lockdowns ne(...)

  Chief Justice Frank Clarke listening to Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe during a panel discussion at the Distillery Building in Dublin last year. File photograph: Alan Betson

The removal of a judge by the Oireachtas is more a political than a legal act, according to an expert on constitutional law. It is for this reason th(...)

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