Tuesday November 24, 2020

Judging where we now stand

As the Supreme Court judges retreat from the war room to the bench after the bruising Woulfe debacle, questions remain over judicial appointment and where the ‘irreparable damage’ to the court system will be visible

22nd November, 2020
Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with Seamus Woulfe in happier times Picture: PA

Chief Justice Frank Clarke was in jovial form as he put in the hard yards and pitched Ireland as the obvious jurisdiction for post-Brexit commercial disputes in a conference call to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

He was joined on the call last Thursday by Paul Gallagher, the Attorney General, John Bruton, the former taoiseach, Justice David Barniville, and a roll-call of heavy hitting senior counsel.

They were out in force as part...

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