Seamus Woulfe

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A copy of the report has been made available to Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Supreme Court has confirmed receiving the report of former Chief Justice Susan Denham into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at (...)

Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner is expected to be provided to the Chief Justic(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham: asked to undertake a report on the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Clifden golf dinner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fifty years ago, minister for external affairs Patrick Hillery was on a mission to secure Ireland’s acceptance into the European Economic Community (E(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar should have been able to take a broader perspective but instead he led the chorus demanding that Phil Hogan should go.  Photograph: Fran Veale

A spineless Government running scared in the face of an hysterical media has done serious damage to the national interest by forcing the resignation o(...)

“The complaints and investigation system has not yet come into force. So in regard to recently appointed Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe, we are left with the traditional system.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A good deal of the law regarding the discipline of higher court judges is a long way out of date. In fact it goes back, to the Act of Settlement 1701,(...)

EU commissioner Phil Hogan is facing calls to resign over his attendance at a golf society event in Co Galway. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

EU commissioner Phil Hogan has been at the centre of a major political controversy, as one of several high-profile politicians who attended an Oireach(...)

 European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan  and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen in  January. Photograph: Epa/Stephanie Lecocq

Phil Hogan’s fate as European Commissioner hangs in the balance as the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, awaits his “full report” on(...)

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