Monday 27 February 2017

Judge's unenviable task in deciding who was told what – and when

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

Judge Martin Nolan placed the blame for failings in Anglo firmly in the State's corner
Judge Martin Nolan placed the blame for failings in Anglo firmly in the State's corner

THE task facing Anglo trial judge Martin Nolan as he sentences two former directors is not an enviable one.

Judge Nolan has had to navigate many complex arguments and conundrums during the 11-week trial.

And now he is faced with another as he contemplates what mitigation should be afforded to Pat Whelan and William McAteer who each face up to five years in prison.

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