Saturday 20 January 2018

This verdict boosts our faith in the rule of law

The ancient, blindfolded image of Lady Justice demands that justice is meted out without fear or favour, regardless of identity, money or power.

The unprecedented conviction of a serving judge for a serious criminal offence should provide comfort that no one is above the law.

District Court judge Heather Perrin, a former solicitor who attempted to deceive an elderly friend and client out of half of his €1m estate, is facing up to five years in prison after being tried by a jury of her peers.

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