Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bullying attacks on judge bode ill

Published 25/03/2011 | 05:00

THE personal attacks by Denis O'Brien, Michael Lowry and Ben Dunne against the integrity of Mr Justice Moriarty and his legal team -- because they judged against them -- bodes ill for the body politic.

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Disputes arise in all walks of life and we need referees to make judgments on these disputes. It is not acceptable to attack the integrity of the referee when a judgment goes against one.

Rather than bring the total process into disrepute by personal attacks, there is normally a higher body to which a person can appeal if they feel aggrieved.

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