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Senator says that judges' ushers accepted publicans' payments

A Fianna Fáil Senator has accused judges' tipstaffs of accepting payments from publicans before licensing hearings. "I have come across complaints that solicitors making applications for licences in

18th December, 2011
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Senator Jim Walsh.

A Fianna Fáil Senator has accused judges' tipstaffs of accepting payments from publicans before licensing hearings.

"I have come across complaints that solicitors making applications for licences intimated to their clients it would be prudent to make a contribution to certain staff of the judiciary," Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad.

"I thought this was completely unethical and I raised the matter with previous ministers for justice and equality. However, while they were...

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