Shane Ross and his judicial bill miss the point

Other aspects of the judiciary are crying out for reform, as the government ignores a vital EU report

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Elaine Byrne

2nd July, 2017

Saint Ebba was the Mother Superior of a monastery in Scotland in 867 AD. When word reached her that the Vikings had landed, she told her nuns to get a razor and cut off their noses in the hope that disfigurement would protect their chastity. The Vikings were so disgusted by this act of self-mutilation; they burnt the monastery to the ground with the nuns inside.

This self-destructive overreaction to a problem gave birth to the...

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