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# Maire Whelan

All time
Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases'
Those who appoint judges should be democratically accountable. The government is accountable, writes Dr Tom Hickey.
# Law and Order
Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.
# Don't Push It
Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again
Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.
# Maire Whelan
How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?
The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.
# Controversy
'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row
The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.
Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland
Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.
# honeymoon is over
The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job
It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.
# Attorney General
Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal
President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?
The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.
# Cabinet row
Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment
Máire Whelan is being appointed to the Court of Appeal – but she never applied for the role.
# Attorney General
Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.
# Court Out
'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for
“This is not something that can just be gotten over with a casual ‘ah sure, we’ll do better next time’.”
# Attorney General
Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal
The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.
# fennelly report
'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny
The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.
# inside the room
'I exploded': 5 fascinating stories from Eamon Gilmore's new book
The stuff you haven’t already read about.
Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less
To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.
# Fennelly
Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)
Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.
# Fennelly
Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda
A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…
# high rollers
Here are the three new judges appointed to the High Court today
Marie Baker, Max Barrett and Bronagh O’Hanlon were all sworn in by Michael D Higgins today.
# Air Miles
19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day
13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.
# honoured
Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured
Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.
# Recession
Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis
The Taoiseach acknowledged many people are concerned for the future, but said Ireland has “great potential”.
# EU Treaty
Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams
The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.
# fiscal compact
Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum
The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.