Wednesday 23 August 2017

Lack of access to court material is just absurd

In an ever more digital age, it is absurd that access to CCTV and recordings of Garda interviews could be practically non-existent in criminal trials. (stock photo)
In an ever more digital age, it is absurd that access to CCTV and recordings of Garda interviews could be practically non-existent in criminal trials. (stock photo)
Editorial

Editorial

The media, as is often noted, lives by disclosure. And for all its perceived flaws, it is still a mirror that ought to reflect society and serve the needs of the public by providing accurate information.

That is why the appeal for better access to material in our courts must be listened to.

Yet last night, the NewsBrands Ireland 'Open Justice' Conference heard how we have fallen off the pace here concerning access by the public and the media to court submissions.

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