Thursday 22 March 2018

Dearbhail McDonald: Judges caught up in eye of financial storm

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

WHEN she remarked that Ireland's judges were not immune from the effects of the economic crisis, Ireland's new Chief Justice was speaking the truth.

Mrs Justice Susan Denham, Ireland's first female Chief Justice, used the occasion of her historic appointment last Monday to remind the public -- and the politicians with whom they have been in deep conflict -- that judges were acutely aware of the financial crisis.

There is not one courtroom in the country that has not played host to what Judge Denham described as a trail of tragedy.

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