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...

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