Circuit Court judge dies at 51
A CIRCUIT court judge died yesterday at the age of 51.
Judge Con Murphy was admitted to the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork on Wednesday after a short illness. He was a native of Bandon in west Cork where he practised as a solicitor until his appointment to the Circuit Court in 2004.
He acted for Ian Bailey when he was arrested and questioned about the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Friends and colleagues say he was highly regarded in his profession and describe him as a larger than life and outspoken gentleman.
Judge Murphy is survived by his wife Miriam, his mother, two brothers and a sister.