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Angry reaction to McDowell’s ‘soft-bail’ judges suggestions

Barristers have reacted angrily to suggestions by justice minister Michael McDowell that some judges are ‘‘soft on bail’’.

16th December, 2006

Barristers have reacted angrily to suggestions by justice minister Michael McDowell that some judges are ‘‘soft on bail’’. Criminal law barrister Sean Gillane said McDowell’s criticism of the judiciary was like ‘‘swinging a punch at someone with their hands tied behind their backs’’.

Gillane said the judiciary could not step in and speak for themselves in the current political storm about bail and sentencing -...

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