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The legal teams at the heart of the longest and 'most difficult' trial in Irish history

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Respected: Michael O’Higgins SC, defence counsel in the Aaron Brady trial for the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photo: Collins Courts

Respected: Michael O’Higgins SC, defence counsel in the Aaron Brady trial for the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photo: Collins Courts

Respected: Michael O’Higgins SC, defence counsel in the Aaron Brady trial for the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photo: Collins Courts

The pressure of the longest murder trial in the history of the State took its toll on all those involved - with the judge calling it the "most difficult" trial he had presided over in 15 years.

Since last October, lawyers had argued over what evidence should go before the jury as well as disclosure to the defence. Both legal teams were led by two of the most experienced and respected barristers in the country.

Senior counsel Brendan Grehan oversaw the prosecution's case against Aaron Brady, who was being defended by Michael O'Higgins SC.


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