Judicial colossus with a tender heart was in a class of his own
Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30
The death of Mr Justice Paul Carney - we once had a mild run-in over whether he should be called 'Mr Justice' or 'Judge' in court reports - marks the end of an era in criminal justice in Ireland.
A colossus, if an occasionally tetchy one, he was 'Sui Generis' (in a class of its own).
The senior judge of the Central Criminal Court, Judge Carney presided over more than 150 rape and murder trials during his tenure on the bench, having been appointed to the High Court in 1991.