The Supreme Court has received a copy of the report by former chief justice Susan Denham into the attendance by Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe at an Oireachtas Golf Society event in Co Galway last month.

The court has made a copy available to Mr Justice Woulfe.

In a statement, the court said it received the report "in the course of this afternoon", is considering it and will issue a further statement "in early course".

The report is expected to be published later this week.

Mr Justice Woulfe was among 81 people who attended the Oireachtas Golf Society event in Clifden, Co Galway last month.

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Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary and EU commissioner Phil Hogan both resigned following the controversy surrounding the event.

In an unprecedented and highly unusual move, the Supreme Court had asked Ms Justice Denham to consider questions arising out of Mr Justice Woulfe's attendance at the event on 19 August, and to compile a report.

Ms Justice Denham was due to answer three questions: Should Mr Justice Woulfe have accepted the invitation to dinner, should he have left the hotel when he saw the situation, and should he have attended the golf event without attending the dinner.

She was also asked to consider whether there were any relevant codes of practice or guidelines and to make any recommendations she considered appropriate.

There is currently no statutory mechanism to deal with a complaint of alleged judicial misconduct.

The newly-established Judicial Council has set up the judicial conduct committee, which is preparing guidelines in relation to judicial conduct and ethics as well as draft procedures for processing complaints.

The relevant portions of the legislation are not due to be commenced until the committee has finished that work.

Mr Justice Woulfe has not yet sat as a judge of the Supreme Court.

He was listed on the website as part of a panel of judges due to sit next Tuesday, 6 October.

But an updated Supreme Court list for the coming legal term does not feature the names of the judges due to sit for most of the cases.

Mr Justice Woulfe issued an apology two days after the dinner.

In it, he said he was not aware in advance there was going to be an organised dinner, and when he learned of it, understood the organisers and the hotel had satisfied themselves they would be operating within the Government public health guidelines.

He apologised for any unintentional breach of any of the guidelines on his part. He said it was of great regret to him that he ended up in a situation where breaches may have occurred and unreservedly apologised.

Senior Counsel Michael Collins is understood to have been engaged by Mr Justice Woulfe. He is also understood to have met Ms Justice Denham on at least two occasions.