How the courts deal with contempt

How the courts deal with contempt
Sean Quinn jnr is taken to jail last Friday. Photo: Collins

There are a wide range of reasons for which someone could be held in contempt of court, yet a prison offence is rare - and should not be taken lightly, writes James McDermott.

During her trial for indecency, Mae West was asked by the presiding judge if she was trying to show contempt for the court.

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