The troubled past of the government and the judiciary

In April 1993, the Garda received an extradition warrant from the RUC, asking that Fr Brendan Smyth be returned to the North to face child sex-abuse charges. 1994: Fr Brendan Smyth brings down a government:

3rd June, 2006

1994: Fr Brendan Smyth brings down a government

In April 1993, the Garda received an extradition warrant from the RUC, asking that Fr Brendan Smyth be returned to the North to face child sex-abuse charges. The warrant was handed to the attorney general (AG) but, in November 1993, the authorities learned that Smyth planned to return voluntarily to the North.

He did so, and in June 1994, he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to...

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