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Brian Hayes said the Oireachtas golf dinner “caused a huge amount of angst in the country and I fully recognise that”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Hayes, chief executive of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), considered resigning after he attended this year’s controversial Oir(...)

Roddy Doyle: “Slagging is virtually always very affectionate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The writer discovered this because, when he started writing The Commitments, he knew it was good. But No matter when or where his work is set, Doyl(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Woulfe’s vigilance as a newly-appointed judge was not yet fully honed into the judicial sphere when the August controversy erupted, report found.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe was not “sufficiently vigilant” about his position as a newly-appointed Supreme Court judge when he accepted an invitation to(...)

Ms Justice Denham  decided that Mr Justice Woulfe’s attendance at the dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden was not an offence that warranted his resignation.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The outcry that followed the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner was prompted by many things, but orbited one central idea: that the politicians and others(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: report concludes resignation would be unjust. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has expressed the view he did not break any law and (...)

Opposition politicians called for Séamus Woulfe to resign as judge of the Supreme Court when the controversy first broke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unease among the judiciary, intense interest in the Law Library, trepidation in Government Buildings and impatience among the Opposition. Al(...)

 Former Fianna Fáil deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív: opposed the  deal with Fine Gael and the Green Party and said it should talk to Sinn Féin about a coalition.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has called for Micheál Martin to be replaced as leader and is seeking a “new direction” for the party. Mr Ó Cuív, a grand(...)

A report is being prepared on Mr Justice Woulfe, a former Attorney General, concerning his attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner in Clifden at which there were more than 80 guests. Photograph: Alan Betson

Retired chief justice Susan Denham has met Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe concerning his attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner, The Irish Times (...)

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