A letter from public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin on April 4 to the judiciary explicitly warned that if the Croke Park II deal was rejected "alternative measures" would be adopted to address "pressing" fiscal problems.
Howlin sent the letter to the Attorney General, Máire Whelan and asked for it to be communicated to the judiciary.
It was received by Chief Justice Susan Denham days before High Court judge Peter Kelly claimed judicial independence was...
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