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#Maire Whelan

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases'

Jun 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,622 Views 21 Comments

Those who appoint judges should be democratically accountable. The government is accountable, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

# maire-whelan - Monday 26 June, 2017

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Jun 26th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,924 Views 38 Comments

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

# maire-whelan - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again
# Don't Push It
# Don't Push It

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Jun 25th 2017, 4:31 PM 16,313 Views 83 Comments

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

# maire-whelan - Thursday 22 June, 2017

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?
# Maire Whelan
# Maire Whelan

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:25 PM 10,449 Views 27 Comments

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row
# Controversy
# Controversy

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

Jun 21st 2017, 10:50 PM 25,068 Views 89 Comments

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
# RSVP
# RSVP

Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland

Jun 21st 2017, 2:25 PM 17,080 Views 46 Comments

Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job
# Honeymoon Is Over
# Honeymoon Is Over

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

Jun 20th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,737 Views 36 Comments

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# maire-whelan - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

Jun 19th 2017, 11:40 AM 23,090 Views 66 Comments

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# maire-whelan - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

Jun 17th 2017, 9:50 AM 24,062 Views 64 Comments

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

# maire-whelan - Friday 16 June, 2017

Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment
# Cabinet Row
# Cabinet Row

Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 6:01 PM 12,396 Views 54 Comments

Máire Whelan is being appointed to the Court of Appeal – but she never applied for the role.

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,530 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# maire-whelan - Thursday 15 June, 2017

'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for
# Court Out
# Court Out

'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for

Jun 15th 2017, 9:16 AM 35,152 Views 68 Comments

“This is not something that can just be gotten over with a casual ‘ah sure, we’ll do better next time’.”

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal

Jun 13th 2017, 3:36 PM 18,044 Views 27 Comments

The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.

# maire-whelan - Friday 7 April, 2017

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny
# Fennelly Report
# Fennelly Report

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

Apr 7th 2017, 10:55 AM 11,574 Views 30 Comments

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

# maire-whelan - Saturday 7 November, 2015

'I exploded': 5 fascinating stories from Eamon Gilmore's new book
# Inside The Room
# Inside The Room

'I exploded': 5 fascinating stories from Eamon Gilmore's new book

Nov 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 16,924 Views 52 Comments

The stuff you haven’t already read about.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less
# Opinion
# Opinion

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less

Sep 22nd 2015, 9:30 PM 126 Views 87 Comments

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.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)
# Fennelly
# Fennelly

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:30 PM 52,607 Views 212 Comments

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

# maire-whelan - Monday 31 August, 2015

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda
# Fennelly
# Fennelly

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

Aug 31st 2015, 10:45 PM 81,106 Views 182 Comments

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Here are the three new judges appointed to the High Court today
# High Rollers
# High Rollers

Here are the three new judges appointed to the High Court today

Jan 8th 2014, 3:12 PM 24,775 Views 40 Comments

Marie Baker, Max Barrett and Bronagh O’Hanlon were all sworn in by Michael D Higgins today.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day
# Air Miles
# Air Miles

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

Mar 13th 2013, 10:19 AM 10,569 Views 96 Comments

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# maire-whelan - Friday 15 June, 2012

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured
# Honoured
# Honoured

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Jun 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 9,420 Views 79 Comments

Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.

# maire-whelan - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis
# Recession
# Recession

Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis

Mar 4th 2012, 11:09 AM 3,379 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach acknowledged many people are concerned for the future, but said Ireland has “great potential”.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams
# EU Treaty
# EU Treaty

Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams

Jan 31st 2012, 4:04 PM 11,309 Views 151 Comments

The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.

Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum

Jan 31st 2012, 12:36 PM 3,040 Views 59 Comments

The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.