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Solicitor told to take case to Strasbourg over delay

Published 20/04/2011 | 09:26

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A JUDGE has told a solicitor to take her case to 'Strasbourg' over a delay in having an initial ruling judicially reviewed.

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Judge David Anderson made his comments during the case of Gerard Neeson at Swords District Court.

Neeson, Coultry Drive, Ballymun, was charged with handling stolen property, namely two Nokia pre-paid mobile phones, at Harvey Norman in Swords on October 9th, 2007.

The 39-year-old's solicitor told the judge the case had a long history which dated back to 2007, adding a judicial review was in progress.

'It is listed for appeal in the Supreme Court, but no hearing date has been yet set,' the solicitor said, prompting Judge Anderson to reply that the defence should 'go to Strasbourg' over the delay. The case was put back to Wednesday, April 20th.

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