Friday 23 March 2018

Martina Devlin: Our judges aren't perfect but they're doing their part in turning State's fortunes around

IF ever a state needed a muscular judiciary, free from interference and committed to acting in the public interest, that state is Ireland and the time is now.

Confidence levels are shaky with so many sacred cows toppling before our bewildered eyes in recent years -- even judges came in for criticism during the row over pay and pension cuts.

But after some hours spent in the Four Courts on Tuesday, watching a number of courts in operation, I came away convinced that our faith in these highly paid public servants is justified.

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