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#Maire Whelan

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases' Judicial Appointments

Opinion: 'All judges do "do politics" - no judge is pure or neutral when deciding cases'

Those who appoint judges should be democratically accountable. The government is accountable, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

# maire-whelan - Monday 26 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed' Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

# maire-whelan - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again Don't Push It

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

# maire-whelan - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down? Maire Whelan

How did the appointment of a judge threaten to bring the government down?

The affair has dominated the political agenda this week.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row Controversy

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland RSVP

Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland

Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job Honeymoon Is Over

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# maire-whelan - Monday 19 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal Attorney General

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# maire-whelan - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

# maire-whelan - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment Cabinet Row

Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment

Máire Whelan is being appointed to the Court of Appeal – but she never applied for the role.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# maire-whelan - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for Court Out

'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for

“This is not something that can just be gotten over with a casual ‘ah sure, we’ll do better next time’.”

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal Attorney General

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal

The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.

# maire-whelan - Friday 7 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny Fennelly Report

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

# maire-whelan - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'I exploded': 5 fascinating stories from Eamon Gilmore's new book Inside The Room

'I exploded': 5 fascinating stories from Eamon Gilmore's new book

The stuff you haven’t already read about.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less Opinion

Enda Kenny and the Attorney General should resign - political integrity requires nothing less

To defend the Taoiseach’s disingenuousness and the Attorney General’s incompetence is to harm the integrity of politics, writes a former advisor to Alan Shatter.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too) Fennelly

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

# maire-whelan - Monday 31 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda Fennelly

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here are the three new judges appointed to the High Court today High Rollers

Here are the three new judges appointed to the High Court today

Marie Baker, Max Barrett and Bronagh O’Hanlon were all sworn in by Michael D Higgins today.

# maire-whelan - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day Air Miles

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# maire-whelan - Friday 15 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured Honoured

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.

# maire-whelan - Sunday 4 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis Recession

Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis

The Taoiseach acknowledged many people are concerned for the future, but said Ireland has “great potential”.

# maire-whelan - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams EU Treaty

Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams

The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.

From TheJournal.ie Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum Fiscal Compact

Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum

The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.