Will we get a debate on judicial reform?

It wasn't a surprise that Chief Justice Frank Clarke didn't dwell on the topic in his address, but it was a pity, writes Francesca Comyn

27th September, 2017
Chief Justice Frank Clarke deliveres a statement to mark the upcoming new legal year. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Lawyers, judges, journalists and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan gathered for the address which was billed as a speech to mark the beginning of the new legal term. As Clarke has been in the role of Chief Justice only a few wet weeks, it was (in rough measures) two parts inauguration address to one part pre-budget submission, sweeping from broad brushstrokes to detailed penmanship depending on the topic.

Judicial reform was visited early in the 30-minute...

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