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Category Archives: Justice
Irish abortion law: women treated as insentient incubators and instructed to grin and, literally, bear it.
IF Labour is wondering why its support has suffered a vertiginous drop since last year’s election it need only look to its TDs’ shameful contributions to last week’s Dáil debate on abortion for answers. One by one they got to … Continue reading
Have you heard the good news? Finally, one of our wise elder statesmen has discovered the cure for what ails our nation. You can forget your tribunals, criminal investigations, court cases, and convictions. No, that due process stuff is seriously overrated. … Continue reading
I recently wrote an essay on the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the likely impact of the A B C v Ireland case, concerning the three Irish-based women who went to the European Court of Human Rights claiming … Continue reading
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton gave a wide-ranging lecture in Trinity College today on corruption in Ireland – citing, variously, the child sex abuse scandal; her own experience, as a “newbie” councillor in Dublin City Council, of receiving 42 legal … Continue reading
HOW can we be expected to believe Micheál Martin can root out corruption in the Fianna Fáil party when he can’t even identify the ministers who, according to the Mahon Report, launched a “sustained and virulent attack” on the tribunal … Continue reading
ONLY in Ireland could a situation arise in which gardaí face unprecedented public opprobrium for doing their jobs. Having arrested and prosecuted 21 men for solicitation in Limerick, garda chiefs were expecting a few congratulatory slaps on the back. Who … Continue reading
Yesterday’s Examiner column on abortion contained a silly error about the law – that ECHR ruling took supremacy over Irish law – which will no doubt leave me with much egg on my face in the letters page over the … Continue reading
I attended a lecture by Mr Justice Frank Clarke on the separation of powers yesterday and, in a question and answer session at the end, he expressed concerns that the mooted legal services regulation authority could undermine the independence of … Continue reading
I offered this court report to the nationals yesterday but I don’t think anyone used it. I thought it was interesting… A District Court judge has demanded to know if the DPP is in the business of “earning fees for … Continue reading