Monday March 30, 2020

Tribunals must be allowed to finish

There is no doubt that the tribunals have helped to shed light on some of the darker corners of our recent history.

17th February, 2007

That said, they have done so at an exceptionally high cost and at an extraordinarily slow pace – although we must acknowledge that a considerable part of the delay reflects the incredibly slow pace of our court system in hearing challenges to the tribunals.

It is difficult not to see some political motivation in Michael McDowell’s attack on the Mahon Tribunal. Its next hearings relating to Quarryvale may, after all, prove uncomfortable for some members...

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