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Justice Minister McEntee agrees to take Dáil questions on Woulfe appointment

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will make a statement on the appointment of Séamus Woulfe to the Supreme Court and take questions on the matter in the Dáil on Thursday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.

During leaders questions in the Dáil, Martin told Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that Ms McEntee is “prepared to come into the House tomorrow afternoon…to make a statement, and answer questions on this as well”.

McEntee has been under pressure to commit to a full question and answer session in the Dáil on her role in the appointment of Justice Woulfe to the Supreme Court.

The former attorney general has been criticised for attending the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Co Galway in August, which appeared to breach of Covid-19 regulations.

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