Diary of a court watcher

A day-by-day account of the goings on in Court 19

9th February, 2014
Sean Fitzpatrick enters the court on Friday afternoon. Picture: Collins


People stood in lines at the back of court 19. Members of the press, Irish and international, grappled with a system of blue passes, taped to benches, every one of which was filled to capacity. Note-taking elbows of journalists, barristers and interested members of the public, knocked into one another.

Shortly after noon, Paul O'Higgins SC for the prosecution began his opening remarks. ''I may very well tell you a lot of things which you...

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