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Dearbhail McDonald: Judges caught up in eye of financial storm

Published 27/07/2011 | 05:00

WHEN she remarked that Ireland's judges were not immune from the effects of the economic crisis, Ireland's new Chief Justice was speaking the truth.

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Mrs Justice Susan Denham, Ireland's first female Chief Justice, used the occasion of her historic appointment last Monday to remind the public -- and the politicians with whom they have been in deep conflict -- that judges were acutely aware of the financial crisis.

There is not one courtroom in the country that has not played host to what Judge Denham described as a trail of tragedy.

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