Forget deference, our whole legal system is crying out for greater scrutiny and reform

Supreme Court justice Seamus Woulfe was one of 81 people who attended a dinner in breach of pandemic restrictions relating to indoor gatherings Photo: Collins

Dan O'Brien

The past week has highlighted two things: those in one branch of Government are treated differently from those in the other branches; and Ireland's system of litigation is an iniquitous lottery. Neither reflects well on the State's judiciary.