Seamus Woulfe

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Christmas decorations at the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An immovable objectionable and an unstoppable force of argument dominated talk around Leinster House this week. Donald Trump losing the plot and refu(...)

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(...)

The release by Chief Justice Frank Clarke of parts of his recent correspondence with his embattled colleague Seamus Woulfe has pushed the standoff between the court and its newest member into a different dimension, raising the prospect of an unprecedented impeachment motion by the Oireachtas to remove a sitting judge of the country’s highest court. Photograph: PA Wire

The failure of successive governments to put in place a system for dealing with judicial conduct has long been a crisis waiting to happen. Now that cr(...)

Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe (above) should resign over his handling of the controversy following his attendance at an Oireachtas golf society dinner. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

TDs have been warned to exercise “the utmost care in any comments” they make in relation to the correspondence between the Chief Justice and Supreme C(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

 Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman: says legislation to give adopted people access to their birth records, which had faltered during the last Dáil, would be introduced in 2021. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman first directly contacted the Attorney General’s office about a key legal aspect of data access rights to the mo(...)

A file photograph of Eugene Kelly, a long-time campaigner for the victims of the 1981 Stardust fire disaster, who has died suddenly aged 62. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The funeral takes place on Tuesday of Eugene Kelly (62), long-time campaigner for the victims of the 1981 Stardust disaster. His brother, Robert (17(...)

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(...)

The relatives of those who died in the Stardust disaster pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court, before an inquest pre-hearing took place. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The preliminary inquest hearing into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust tragedy was “momentous step in the families’ path to justice” the Du(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)

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