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# chief-justice - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Seamus Woulfe's meeting with Chief Justice cancelled for fourth time due to medical reasons

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

# chief-justice - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Chief Justice expresses 'very serious concern' at delays as Seamus Woulfe requests third postponement of meeting

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

# chief-justice - Monday 24 August, 2020

Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event

Meanwhile, former Kildare junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for her attendance at the event.

# chief-justice - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Courts to increase number of video sittings to overcome Covid-19 restrictions

Hearings have been scaled back in recent weeks following the introduction of physical distancing guidelines.

# chief-justice - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words

John Roberts’ criticism is the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has pushed back against Trump.

# chief-justice - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Cork City now has what are probably the best court facilities in the country'

Cork city’s new courthouse opened today, after going through refurbishments worth €35 million.

Spotlight

Mother and baby homes: A tough week for survivors

Last night the Dáil passed a controversial bill that allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records created by Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes to Tusla. The move has prompted outrage from many quarters.

# chief-justice - Monday 21 November, 2016

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

# chief-justice - Friday 30 September, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

# chief-justice - Monday 26 September, 2016

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

# chief-justice - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.

# chief-justice - Monday 7 July, 2014

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year

The total number of queries to FLAC centres was up more than 10% compared to 2012.

# chief-justice - Friday 2 May, 2014

# chief-justice - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog

The Chief Justice said the judge will “probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness”.

# chief-justice - Monday 8 July, 2013

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts

The vast majority of cases heard in Irish courts were related to road-traffic offences.

# chief-justice - Monday 6 May, 2013

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

# chief-justice - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Chief Justice: 'There are currently issues of serious concern'

A forum for discussion about matters of “mutual concern” to the judiciary and government has been established, on the request of Susan Denham.

# chief-justice - Monday 21 January, 2013

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech

Here’s the full text of the US President’s speech as he ceremonially began his second four-year term.

Watch live: Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president for the second time

Barack Obama is being inaugurated for the second time – watch it live here.

# chief-justice - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

# chief-justice - Friday 19 October, 2012

Out with the old: Supreme Court to ditch traditional robes next week

Supreme Court judges believe the current robes, which date from pre-independence, are inappropriate for a modern republic.

# chief-justice - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: ‘The current situation of the Supreme Court is unsustainable’

Chief Justice Susan Denham pays tribute to the Constitution on its 75th birthday – and examines the case for a drastic overhaul of Ireland’s judicial system.

# chief-justice - Friday 11 November, 2011

Gun salutes, honour guards and fly pasts: today's inauguration ceremony has it all

Plus, a “colour party”, finger food and that new inauguration chair – we have all the details of today’s inauguration ceremony here.

# chief-justice - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice

The Honourable Justice Susan Denham, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, will be its next president.