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All of the meetings scheduled to date have not gone ahead because Mr Justice Woulfe was not in a position to attend or had sought a deferral. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There is currently no plan for a meeting between the Chief Justice and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe, after one scheduled for Thursday was cancell(...)

Seamus Woulfe: the postponement of the meeting with the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, was the third deferral of a meeting between the two men, all at Mr Justice Woulfe’s request. File photograph: Alan Betson

The tone and content of the short statement issued on Tuesday on behalf of the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, in relation to his Supreme Court colleague(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The absence of a statutory system for reprimanding judges probably means that Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe cannot be reprimanded without his consent, acco(...)

Dara Calleary who resigned as minister for agriculture following ‘Golfgate’ scandal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Tánaiste has said any suggestion he pushed for Dara Calleary to resign is “not remotely grounded in truth”. Leo Varadkar was reacting to a secti(...)

Supreme Court justice Seamus Woulfe: “I think it’s more damaging to the Supreme Court if they allow some sort of theoretical damage to the institution prevail over hounding a judge out of office for no valid reason.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Supreme Court justice Seamus Woulfe complained last month that he was not sure that fellow Supreme Court justices had not prejudged him over the Golfg(...)

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe: The whole experience ‘has been excruciatingly embarrassing for him, and that’s really all it warrants, I think’ said one solicitor. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The echoes left by former chief justice Susan Denham’s report into Séamus Woulfe’s attendance at the so-called “Golfgate” dinner could be felt around (...)

The legitimacy of the Supreme Court, which has played such an important and valuable role in the development of the State, ultimately rests on public trust. That trust is hard-won and easily eroded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Barring new revelations, the Seamus Woulfe affair will most likely stagger to a conclusion with whatever “informal resolution” the Supreme Court arriv(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe  in Dublin last year. Mr Justice Woulfe said he had briefly mentioned the golf outing to the Chief Justice, prior to attending. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, is to meet shortly with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, following an inquiry into the latter’s attendance at an Oireachtas (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke after members of the Supreme Court and the board of the Judicial Council met ahead of the publication of the Denham report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at an Oireachtas Golf Society event in Galway in August. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The controversy surrounding the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has brought into sharp focus the serious(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham writes that, based on the evidence and submissions she received, Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe “did nothing involving impropriety such as would justify calls for his resignation from office.” Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

For Supreme Court judge Seámus Woulfe, the most comforting line – the line that could salvage a judicial career that had barely even begun – appears i(...)

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