Seamus Woulfe

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said  “ideology has nothing to do” with solving the housing crisis, and that all potential solutions will be examined

The Attorney General has been asked to examine if new powers of compulsory purchase are needed to help tackle the housing crisis. Séamus Woulfe is u(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is calling on the attorney general to end delays in publishing a regulation critical to the construction of Dublin Airport’s second runway. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is calling on the attorney general to end delays in publishing a regulation critical to the construction of Du(...)

Retiring in August: Chief Justice Susan Denham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley  Chief Justice Susan Denham is retiring in August. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The next chief justice will not be appointed before Ms Justice Susan Denham retires from the post in August, it has emerged. Instead, senior Governme(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The intervention of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the debate about the Jobstown trial could delay a similar trial due to begin later this year, according (...)

Ms Justice Máire Whelan, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal this week, and Chief Justice Susan Denham. Photograph: Colin Keegan (Collins Dublin).
Cool the jets

Relations between the judiciary and governments have always been fractious. Judges guarded their independence under the Constitution with fierce deter(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham has highlighted the independence of the Attorney General. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice has highlighted the independence and “weighty national importance” of the office of the Attorney General, particularly in the contex(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry whose counsel told the High Court there had been a “sinister corrupting of the democratic process”. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A Fine Gael official has denied there was any “sinister corrupting” of the democratic process in relation to the party’s selection convention for Slig(...)

A verdict in a case in which two Wicklow councillors are suing the county manager for defamation is expected at Wicklow Circuit Court this morn(...)

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