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#Seamus Woulfe

# seamus-woulfe - This year 2022

Golfgate trial: Former AG Seámus Woulfe describes 'hazy knowledge' of guidelines
# Oireachtas Golf Society
# Oireachtas Golf Society

Golfgate trial: Former AG Seámus Woulfe describes 'hazy knowledge' of guidelines

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 6:14 PM 34,482 Views 0 Comments

Woulfe was present at the dinner and had played golf with the society on the day of the dinner.

# seamus-woulfe - Last year 2021

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 13,475 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

# seamus-woulfe - All time

Flanagan told Chief Justice in February that Supreme Court vacancy was a matter for the next government
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

Flanagan told Chief Justice in February that Supreme Court vacancy was a matter for the next government

Dec 17th 2020, 1:06 PM 12,288 Views 1 Comment

Correspondence relating to the matter has been released under a Freedom of Information request.

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 10,007 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 8:33 PM 41,332 Views 70 Comments

Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight
# Politics
# Politics

Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight

Nov 26th 2020, 7:27 PM 17,592 Views 12 Comments

The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today

Nov 26th 2020, 8:41 AM 20,155 Views 32 Comments

It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,804 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 6:28 PM 34,555 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe

Nov 22nd 2020, 1:29 PM 33,248 Views 55 Comments

The judge would only be removed if both the Dáil and Seanad supported such a motion.

Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe

Nov 20th 2020, 10:37 PM 37,558 Views 76 Comments

The minister confirmed this evening that the former Attorney General’s name was the only one she put forward

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate

Nov 19th 2020, 10:03 PM 26,111 Views 29 Comments

The opposition has rejected this offer as “laughable” and “circling the wagons”.

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence

Nov 18th 2020, 6:13 PM 30,051 Views 29 Comments

A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'

Nov 18th 2020, 1:24 PM 25,644 Views 57 Comments

Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 29,782 Views 91 Comments

The decision was taken at Cabinet this morning, which effectively rules out an impeachment motion being moved by the Government.

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.

Taoiseach says he wants to meet party leaders 'without prejudice' to discuss Seamus Woulfe controversy
# Constitutional Headache
# Constitutional Headache

Taoiseach says he wants to meet party leaders 'without prejudice' to discuss Seamus Woulfe controversy

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 5:11 PM 27,766 Views 65 Comments

The government says there are “serious constitutional issues” at play.

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business

Nov 10th 2020, 1:32 PM 11,122 Views 5 Comments

Dr Laura Cahillane and Dr David Kenny say there may be a case for impeachment of the Supreme Court judge but that constutional path is fraught with risk.

Chief Justice says Seamus Woulfe should resign from Supreme Court, but Woulfe refuses to quit
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Chief Justice says Seamus Woulfe should resign from Supreme Court, but Woulfe refuses to quit

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 10:46 PM 69,555 Views 99 Comments

Chief Justice Frank Clarke met with fellow Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe last week.

Seamus Woulfe finally meets with Chief Justice Frank Clarke over 'Golfgate'
# Denham Report
# Denham Report

Seamus Woulfe finally meets with Chief Justice Frank Clarke over 'Golfgate'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:24 PM 29,416 Views 39 Comments

Four different meetings were postponed or cancelled by Woulfe in October. That meeting has now been held.

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.

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage

Oct 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,922 Views 54 Comments

Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.

Woulfe-Clarke meeting over Golf-gate postponed on ‘medical grounds’
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Woulfe-Clarke meeting over Golf-gate postponed on ‘medical grounds’

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 28,322 Views 36 Comments

A meeting between the two men had been scheduled to take place on Monday, but was earlier postponed until Friday.

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks

Oct 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 31,038 Views 37 Comments

Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.

Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'

Oct 5th 2020, 10:01 AM 34,628 Views 43 Comments

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

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:25 AM 69,733 Views 61 Comments

The transcript from the conversation between former chief justice Susan Denham and Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe was released yesterday.

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday

Oct 2nd 2020, 9:07 AM 21,306 Views 34 Comments

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe at the infamous Golfgate dinner said he “switched off from news coverage” while away.

Judge didn't know of second function room behind partition: What Seamus Woulfe said about Golfgate dinner
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Judge didn't know of second function room behind partition: What Seamus Woulfe said about Golfgate dinner

Oct 1st 2020, 7:40 PM 28,616 Views 81 Comments

The full report into the Supreme Court judge’s attendance at the event was released today.

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 4:06 PM 49,215 Views 139 Comments

The report was published at 4pm today.

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.

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Aug 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 31,683 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

'I unreservedly apologise': Supreme Court judge releases statement following golf dinner controversy
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

'I unreservedly apologise': Supreme Court judge releases statement following golf dinner controversy

Aug 21st 2020, 12:09 PM 66,510 Views 145 Comments

The Supreme Court justice was at the controversial event in Galway on Wednesday night.

Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster
# New Inquiry
# New Inquiry

Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster

Jan 12th 2020, 1:37 PM 9,664 Views 2 Comments

48 young people died in the fire at the north Dublin nightclub almost four decades ago.

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws
# Dorchester Hotel
# Dorchester Hotel

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 7:10 PM 18,748 Views 19 Comments

Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:48 PM 8,973 Views 13 Comments

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'
# Woulfe Bites
# Woulfe Bites

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'

Mar 24th 2018, 12:21 PM 17,468 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.