Seamus Woulfe

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 Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Attorney General has led tributes to Mr Justice Michael Moriarty as he sat for the last time on Monday as a High Court judge. Attorney General Se(...)

Attorney General: Séamus Woulfe at the Victims’ Directive conference in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has urged lawyers to drop “gobbledegook” legal jargon to make the criminal-justice system less intimidating. Courts ha(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Attorney General Séamus Woulfe after the members of the new Cabinet received their seals of office last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Flann O’Brien has a character in one of his novels, a policeman, who had spent so much time on the saddle of a bicycle that the molecules of the saddl(...)

Shane Ross: “This Bill will get through in one form or another”

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has indicated that he expects legislation on judicial appointments to be passed through the Oireachtas by the summer(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil is putting pressure on the Government to scrap the Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appoi(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross is  demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed soon. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appointed has become a “complete dog’s dinner”, the Attorney Gener(...)

The president of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who chaired the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, has retired. File photograph: Eric Luke.

The president of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who chaired the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, has retired after a legal career s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she welcomed the clarity offered by today’s Supreme Court decision. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers have welcomed the Supreme Court’s determination on the rights of the unborn and reaffirmed their intention to hold a referendum by the end o(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Attorney General Séamus Woulfe last year. Mr Woulfe was addressing a graduation ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Young solicitors can help restore values in their profession that slipped during the recession, the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe told a graduation c(...)

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