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# Seamus Woulfe

Last year
# oireachtas golf society
Golfgate trial: Former AG Seámus Woulfe describes 'hazy knowledge' of guidelines
Woulfe was present at the dinner and had played golf with the society on the day of the dinner.
All time
# mother and baby home
Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.
# judicial appointments
Flanagan told Chief Justice in February that Supreme Court vacancy was a matter for the next government
Correspondence relating to the matter has been released under a Freedom of Information request.
# judicial appointments
McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.
# Under Pressure
Varadkar says he spoke with other leaders before telling McEntee ‘Woulfe would make a good judge’
Helen McEntee took questions today on the ongoing controversy around Seamus Woulfe’s appointment.
# Politics
Analysis: Unrelenting pressure from a unified opposition kept the Woulfe affair firmly in the spotlight
The opposition has been like a dog with a bone on the issue.
# Helen McEntee
Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today
It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.
# woulfe at the door
Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.
# woulfe at the door
TDs round on Taoiseach and government over Seamus Woulfe questions 'charade'
Justice Minister Helen McEntee also defended the government’s stance.
# golfgate
People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe
The judge would only be removed if both the Dáil and Seanad supported such a motion.
# Helen McEntee
Justice Minister insists she had enough experience to recommend appointment of Seamus Woulfe
The minister confirmed this evening that the former Attorney General’s name was the only one she put forward
# Helen McEntee
Justice Minister agrees to take Séamus Woulfe questions as PQs, but no Dáil debate
The opposition has rejected this offer as “laughable” and “circling the wagons”.
# Judiciary
Judicial appointments in the spotlight as Council of Europe says Ireland fails on political influence
A new report comes as the government faces ongoing questions over the Seamus Woulfe affair.
# Supreme Court
Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'
Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.
# impeachment
Seámus Woulfe controversy: Taoiseach says government will be taking 'no further steps' on the matter
The decision was taken at Cabinet this morning, which effectively rules out an impeachment motion being moved by the Government.
# Supreme Court
No consensus among party leaders after meeting on Seamus Woulfe controversy
Politicians have been warned about publicly commenting on the controversy.
# constitutional headache
Taoiseach says he wants to meet party leaders 'without prejudice' to discuss Seamus Woulfe controversy
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
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.
# golfgate
Chief Justice says Seamus Woulfe should resign from Supreme Court, but Woulfe refuses to quit
Chief Justice Frank Clarke met with fellow Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe last week.
# denham report
Seamus Woulfe finally meets with Chief Justice Frank Clarke over 'Golfgate'
Four different meetings were postponed or cancelled by Woulfe in October. That meeting has now been held.
# golfgate
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.
# golfgate
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.
Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.
# golfgate
Woulfe-Clarke meeting over Golf-gate postponed on ‘medical grounds’
A meeting between the two men had been scheduled to take place on Monday, but was earlier postponed until Friday.
# Controversy
'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.
# golfgate
Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'
The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.
# Seamus Woulfe
'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'
The transcript from the conversation between former chief justice Susan Denham and Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe was released yesterday.
# golfgate
Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday
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.
# Separation of Powers
Judge didn't know of second function room behind partition: What Seamus Woulfe said about Golfgate dinner
The full report into the Supreme Court judge’s attendance at the event was released today.
# golfgate
Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report
The report was published at 4pm today.
# Co Galway
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.
# Seamus Woulfe
'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.
# Supreme Court
'I unreservedly apologise': Supreme Court judge releases statement following golf dinner controversy
The Supreme Court justice was at the controversial event in Galway on Wednesday night.
# new inquiry
Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster
48 young people died in the fire at the north Dublin nightclub almost four decades ago.
# dorchester hotel
Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws
Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.
# Attorney General
Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.
# woulfe bites
Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'
The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.