No ‘perp walk’ in investigations into white collar crime in Ireland

The frustration expressed by a judge last week reminds us how prosecutions can be so wide-ranging that they get seriously delayed

14th May, 2011

A year ago Mr Justice Peter Kelly heard a case in which concert promoter Denis Desmond sued Prince over the cancellation of a Dublin show.

‘‘Tell that cat to chill,” said Prince, on first hearing of the promoter’s agitation. In court a witness from a talent agency promised important evidence from his laptop, if only he could get it to connect with his head office in LA.

The judge gazed...

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