We elected politicians to legislate, not dither
Published 20/04/2016 | 02:30
If another anvil was required to fall from the heavens to shatter the complacency about the urgency of putting a government together, it landed with a legal jolt yesterday.
According to Mr Justice Michael Moriarty, lay and professional persons involved in the criminal law arena "simply do not know at present where they stand."
His remarks were made in the specific context of the High Court declaring that the law governing the power of the courts to activate suspended sentences was unconstitutional.