Friday February 28, 2020

Horror, heartbreak and high drama: a year in the courts

The legal profession had a busy 12 months with the tragic case of Ana Kriégel, the Mr Moonlight murder trial, the Maria Bailey saga that launched a thousand memes, and marriage equality in the North

22nd December, 2019
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Ana Kriégel’s killers were convicted of murder in November

The tips of the judge’s fingers supported the weight of his head as his words, carefully chosen and deliberately spoken, determined the next phase of Boy A and Boy B‘s lives. Mr Justice Paul McDermott was handing down the sentence to the youngest people ever to be convicted of murder in Ireland.

2019 was a year of memorable cases and Ana Kriégel’s name is one that will never be forgotten....

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