Wednesday July 15, 2020

Profile: Is new AG a Woulfe in sheep's clothing?

Staunch Fine Gaeler was an each way bet in the race for AG, writes Francesca Comyn

21st June, 2017
Woulfe and President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin Pic: Rollingnews.ie

This morning, the Supreme Court will formally welcome Seamus Woulfe into his new position as attorney general.

In the furore surrounding Maire Whelan's appointment to the Court of Appeal, her successor has managed to slip into the role without much fanfare.

It is apt in a way because Woulfe is a relatively low-key figure. As a senior counsel, his busy practice was largely away from the headline grabbing cases, in the area of professional regulation.

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