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How dare Shatter say we can't judge judges

Published 29/03/2011 | 05:00

How dare Justice Minister Alan Shatter chide us for criticising the judiciary. Judges are fallible like the rest of us. As citizens we have an absolute right, indeed a duty, to scrutinise, criticise and even ridicule anybody or person in a position of power lest they lose the run of themselves.

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Given the horrors of the Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal, we in Ireland should be particularly aware of the dangers of giving uncritical deference to a powerful elite.

Dick Keane
Glenageary, Co Dublin

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