Title

Should Seamus Woulfe resign from the Supreme Court?

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.6 POLITICAL SCIENCE

Publication Details

RTE Brainnstorm, Updated / Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 12:25

Abstract

In the midst of the extraordinary controversy surrounding Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe, the Supreme Court is currently the equivalent of a plane flying with one failed engine. It is important, in these remarkable circumstances, to bear in mind a fundamental principle of the Irish constitution set out in Article 6: "All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial, derive, under God, from the people". The people are the ultimate arbiters of power, even over the judiciary.


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