Shane Ross: Judge Cooke lands in the soup
JUSTICE John Cooke is an unlikely candidate for a controversy. But the High Court judge put the cat among the pigeons last week when he had to withdraw from a case involving CRH.
In the process he attracted an unwelcome spotlight on himself and his fellow judges.
His lordship is not a saint. He makes mistakes like the rest of us. His mistake, revealed last week, was that he had bought shares in CRH after he had begun sitting on a case that affected the company's fortunes.