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No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 48,476 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

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

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

Oct 15th 2020, 4:31 PM 31,026 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 4:42 PM 40,187 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 7:26 PM 36,804 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 15,825 Views 4 Comments

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

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words
# Obama Judge
# Obama Judge

Trump and US Chief Justice engaged in unprecedented war of words

Nov 21st 2018, 10:15 PM 27,209 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2018, 3:06 PM 15,696 Views 24 Comments

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

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change
# Back In His Box
# Back In His Box

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

Nov 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 12,256 Views 35 Comments

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order
# Alabama
# Alabama

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

Sep 30th 2016, 6:45 PM 19,646 Views 51 Comments

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

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

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,690 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,263 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2014, 8:40 PM 5,675 Views 2 Comments

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

Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges
# Social Media
# Social Media

Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges

May 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 17,612 Views 40 Comments

Chief Justice: Once false information is out, there is “no putting the genie back into the bottle”.

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog
# Courts
# Courts

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog

Jan 22nd 2014, 3:11 PM 9,716 Views 6 Comments

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

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

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

Jul 8th 2013, 12:45 PM 5,943 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

May 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,371 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,453 Views 16 Comments

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

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech

Jan 21st 2013, 5:45 PM 6,235 Views 42 Comments

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
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

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

Jan 21st 2013, 4:22 PM 6,336 Views 35 Comments

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

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

Dec 20th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,131 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,123 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 29th 2012, 12:00 AM 880 Views 29 Comments

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.

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

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

Nov 11th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,684 Views 15 Comments

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

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice
# Chief Justice
# Chief Justice

Susan Denham to become Ireland’s first female Chief Justice

Jul 19th 2011, 5:39 PM 2,996 Views 16 Comments

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