Tuesday 28 March 2017

Lise Hand: Uneasy truce breaks out as war dead are honoured

THE National Day of Commemoration is one of the big, solemn set-piece events involving all sorts of big wheels of State, church, defence and judiciary, so it was unlikely there'd be an unmerciful scrap between two of the groups in the quadrangle of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

But everyone was keeping a beady eye out yesterday morning, just in case.

For it seems that relations are a trifle frosty between our Government and our judges at present over the thorny matter of the legal eagles' remuneration and the proposed reduction thereof.

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