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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee this afternoon

This evening

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has told the Dáil that she did take on board that Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had commented that Séamus Woulfe would “make a good judge”.


Paul Murphy of Solidarity-PBP asked if Taoiseach Micheál Martin was made aware that other names existed regarding an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Minister McEntee said that she had already made clear that she only recommended one name to Mr Martin.

She said she did take on board her party leader’s comment that Mr Justice Woulfe would make “a good judge”.

But it was her understanding that Mr Varadkar was not aware that there were other names put forward for the position.

McEntee tells Dáil she did ‘take on board’ Varadkar comment about Woulfe (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

Dáil at the Convention Centre.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is addressing the appointment of Séamus Woulfe as a Supreme Court justice.

She said that a draft memo was submitted to her office by the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) in July with expressions of interests from serving judges.

The minister said the practice in relation to appointments is that only one judge’s name is brought to Cabinet by the Minister for Justice and she said that this practice is important in relation to judicial appointments.

She said an open debate would amount to a “complete politicisation” of the judicial appointments process.

She said it was the duty of the Minister for Justice to propose to Cabinet the best person for the particular judicial vacancy, and the Government then decides and she said that this is what happened in this case.

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More when we get it.


From top: Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin TD

More as we get it.


Stop it, Brennan!


From Grace’s Favours.

Felt Among Us ‘crewmates’.


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Roz Purcell

‘I decided to shuffle the sizing down, hence why a week before launch I came on and I said the sizing is now 6-8, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16 and get the 16-18 and 18-20 made properly and true to their actual size and to drop them as soon as I could get them in.

‘I obviously didn’t communicate that message well enough, I didn’t express the back and forth I’d been having with why the 16-18 and 18-20 couldn’t have been made as well as the smaller sizes.’

Influencer Roz Purcell after some questioned why her ‘Hike Life’ clothing range’s largest size, XL, measured in at a size 14-16.

Cancel her!


Roz Purcell responds to ‘The Hike Life’ clothing range backlash (FM104)

Don’t know they’re born.

In our day, we were lucky to be masked and locked up if it meant being spared a beating.



Neck and face coverings we can all get behind.

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Irish-made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’.

This morning.

Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4.

Wellness advocate Sile Seoige and Former Irish Rugby Player James Downey at the  launch of a 20ft Christmas tree in honour of St. Francis Hospice and its Charity Christmas appeal.

The Hospice, is calling on the public to sponsor a light for €6 on its ‘Tree of Life’, in memory of a loved one or for somebody experiencing difficulty in their lives.

Visit here.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.


Yesterday: ‘Their PE Uniform Was Not Being Worn Properly’


Last night.

Portion of a lawsuit filed in both disputed swing states  Michigan and Wisconsin alleging China and Iran accessed Dominion Software and manipulated the 2020 US general election in favour of Joe Biden.

The claims comes in a redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under Military Intelligence with experience gathering missile system electronic intelligence,

Read lawsuits here


Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre yesterday  in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Biden on Wednesday delivered a Thanksgiving address in Wilmington, Del., calling on Americans to unite in protecting their communities as they celebrate the holiday this year amid the raging coronavirus pandemic.

Minutes earlier, Trump called in from the White House to an informal meeting of Pennsylvania lawmakers, repeating baseless claims about the election being “rigged.”

“This election has to be turned around,” Trump said

Biden And Trump Offer Jarring Contrast Minutes Apart On Thanksgiving Eve (NPR)