Sunday 22 October 2017

Shane Ross: Judge Cooke lands in the soup

Shane Ross

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.

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