Crying Woulfe over ‘a calamity waiting to happen’

Former Chief Justice Susan Denham has been asked to analyse Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe’s presence at the golf dinner in Clifden, but there is a total absence of written guidelines on judicial conduct in this country

30th August, 2020
Crying Woulfe over ‘a calamity waiting to happen’
Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has apologised “unreservedly” for attending the golf dinner in Clifden. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s name is more familiar now to the Irish public than it was during his three-year tenure as Attorney General to the Fine Gael government.

His presence at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner earlier this month, in the picturesque town of Clifden, sent waves of anger through the country for an apparent breach of public health guidelines.

Woulfe immediately apologised “unreservedly” for attending the dinner, but many have...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Increased funds for victims who need legal advice ‘a drop in the ocean of what’s needed’

Legal Catherine Sanz 1 week ago

Law on Trial: listen to the third episode of the Business Post’s new legal affairs podcast

Legal Nadine O’Regan 1 week ago

Kilkenny case ‘little better than vexatious’, court told

Legal Catherine Sanz 1 week ago

Tara O’Halloran questions department’s attitude to husband’s Chinese detention

Legal Aaron Rogan 1 week ago