Golfgate debacle lifting the lid on a far bigger can of worms
Woulfe’s decision to tough out controversy has drawn unwelcome attention to the judicial elite as untouchables, writes Shane Ross
Helen McEntee. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
November 15 2020 02:30 AM
Séamus Woulfe may yet do the State some service. His Golfgate pickle is lifting the lid on a far bigger can of worms: the unseen workings inside the Four Courts. The entire judicial system is now at risk of being exposed. No wonder the Supreme Court is in a state of disarray.
Take the most recent example: his own appointment.
In June 2019, a Supreme Court vacancy arose when Judge Mary Finlay Geoghegan retired. There was no hurry to fill it, despite the long queue of Supreme Court cases. Indeed, nothing was done to fill the vacancy for the rest of the year.