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# chief-justice - 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 48,399 Views 95 Comments

Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.

# chief-justice - 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 30,986 Views 58 Comments

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

# chief-justice - 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 40,124 Views 55 Comments

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

# chief-justice - 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 36,705 Views 55 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Thursday 9 April, 2020

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 15,806 Views 4 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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 27,195 Views 15 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 28 May, 2018

'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 15,506 Views 24 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 21 November, 2016

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 12,219 Views 35 Comments

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

# chief-justice - Friday 30 September, 2016

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

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

Sep 30th 2016, 6:45 PM 19,529 Views 50 Comments

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

# chief-justice - Monday 26 September, 2016

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 26,513 Views 53 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 6 October, 2014

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 9,188 Views 36 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 7 July, 2014

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 5,654 Views 2 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Friday 2 May, 2014

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 17,586 Views 40 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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 9,691 Views 6 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 8 July, 2013

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 5,928 Views 27 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Monday 6 May, 2013

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 9,337 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 - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

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 5,433 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.

# chief-justice - Monday 21 January, 2013

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

In full: Barack Obama's second Inauguration speech

Jan 21st 2013, 5:45 PM 6,200 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 6,317 Views 35 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Thursday 20 December, 2012

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 5,107 Views 39 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Friday 19 October, 2012

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 8,080 Views 28 Comments

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

# chief-justice - Friday 29 June, 2012

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 819 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.

# chief-justice - Friday 11 November, 2011

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 1,663 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.

# chief-justice - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

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 2,880 Views 16 Comments

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