A brave family shows us why crime should never pay
Celine Cawley's brutal death at the hands of her husband exposed an injustice in Irish law
Published 26/07/2015 | 02:30
It's a coping mechanism, perhaps, but my brain has a tendency to try to forget what I see and hear during criminal trials.
Members of the public can queue for hours to attend a trial - the recent murder trial of Graham Dwyer was one such circus that would have made Les Tricoteuses blush. I try to flee court at the earliest opportunity, feeling no small amount of shame for intruding - as journalists must to a certain degree when covering court cases - on the grief and privacy of families.
But there are some court scenes that are hard to forget.