Golfgate



Mr Justice Woulfe's meeting with Chief Justice cancelled

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's thrice-postponed meeting with Chief Justice Frank Clarke to discuss the Denham report has been called off for medical reasons.

Published 16 October 2020

Chief Justice 'seriously concerned' after Mr Justice Woulfe's third meeting postponement

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has voiced "very serious concern" about the damage being caused by the ongoing golfgate saga after embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe postponed their planned meeting for a third time.

Published 14 October 2020

Snap poll suggests lawyers believe Mr Justice Woulfe should resign

Sympathy in legal ranks for the predicament of embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe would appear to be ebbing, with a snap Irish Legal News poll finding most respondents now believe he should resign in light of golfgate.

Published 8 October 2020

Mr Justice Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice again

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe will not meet the Chief Justice to discuss the findings of the Denham report until next week after requesting a postponement on medical grounds.

Published 7 October 2020

ILN asks: Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe – Should he stay or should he go?

Irish Legal News is inviting views from the legal profession on Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's continued membership of the Supreme Court in light of golfgate.

Published 7 October 2020

Shane Ross says Woulfe has strengthened case for lay chair on judicial appointments body

The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's attendance at an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner strengthens the case for a lay chairperson on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission, former minister Shane Ross has said.

Published 6 October 2020

Woulfe meeting with Chief Justice delayed for 'personal reasons'

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe postponed his planned meeting with Chief Justice Frank Clarke this morning for "personal reasons".

Published 5 October 2020

Dr Laura Cahillane: Denham report will increase attention on judicial conduct committee

Dr Laura Cahillane, lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Limerick, considers the Denham report.

Published 2 October 2020

'Unjust and disproportionate' for Mr Justice Woulfe to resign over golfgate dinner

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe should not have attended a controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner but broke no laws and his resignation from the Supreme Court bench would be "unjust and disproportionate", former chief justice Susan Denham has said.

Published 1 October 2020

Judicial Council to consider whether to publish golfgate report on Mr Justice Woulfe

The Judicial Council has been asked to consider whether or not to publish the completed report by former Chief Justice Susan Denham on Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's attendance at a controversial dinner which broke Covid-19 rules.

Published 30 September 2020

Woulfe meets Denham as part of golfgate investigation

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has met former Chief Justice Susan Denham as part of her investigation into his attendance at a controversial dinner which broke COVID-19 rules.

Published 10 September 2020

Séamus Woulfe 'preparing for fight' over golfgate

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe is reportedly "preparing for a fight" in the inquiry over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner last month.

Published 4 September 2020

Tom O'Malley: Golfgate – a plea for rationality and proportionality

Tom O'Malley SC considers golfgate and calls for any backlash or punishment of public officeholders in attendance to be rational and proportionate.

Published 31 August 2020