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# Chief Justice

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No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.
Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order
The judge vehemently denied the charges against him
Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
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'
Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.
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.
Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges
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
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
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
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'
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
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 launches guide to rights for gay couples
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
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’
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
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
The Honourable Justice Susan Denham, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, will be its next president.