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#Seamus Woulfe

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 15 January, 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 13,440 Views 27 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 17 December, 2020

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 12,260 Views 1 Comment

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

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 9,934 Views 33 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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 41,308 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 17,557 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 20,130 Views 32 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

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 18,782 Views 33 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

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 34,537 Views 42 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Sunday 22 November, 2020

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 33,225 Views 55 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 20 November, 2020

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 37,528 Views 76 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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 26,092 Views 29 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

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 29,922 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 25,608 Views 57 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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 29,754 Views 91 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 13 November, 2020

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 48,446 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

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 27,729 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 11,045 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.

# seamus-woulfe - Monday 9 November, 2020

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 69,459 Views 98 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 5 November, 2020

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 29,379 Views 39 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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 30,999 Views 58 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

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 40,161 Views 56 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 9 October, 2020

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 27,849 Views 54 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

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 28,306 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 30,981 Views 37 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Monday 5 October, 2020

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 34,579 Views 43 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'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 69,672 Views 59 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 2 October, 2020

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 21,277 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.

# seamus-woulfe - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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 28,580 Views 82 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 49,167 Views 138 Comments

The report was published at 4pm today.

# seamus-woulfe - Monday 24 August, 2020

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 36,742 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 31,597 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

# seamus-woulfe - Friday 21 August, 2020

'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 66,365 Views 145 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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 9,626 Views 2 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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 18,737 Views 19 Comments

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

# seamus-woulfe - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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 8,946 Views 13 Comments

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

# seamus-woulfe - Saturday 24 March, 2018

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 17,449 Views 65 Comments

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