This verdict boosts our faith in the rule of law
Published 21/11/2012 | 17:00
The ancient, blindfolded image of Lady Justice demands that justice is meted out without fear or favour, regardless of identity, money or power.
The unprecedented conviction of a serving judge for a serious criminal offence should provide comfort that no one is above the law.
District Court judge Heather Perrin, a former solicitor who attempted to deceive an elderly friend and client out of half of his €1m estate, is facing up to five years in prison after being tried by a jury of her peers.