Leading lawyer hits out at ‘lack of diversity in the Irish judiciary’

International criminal justice figure Fergal Gaynor says the outdated system of devilling excludes all but the wealthy from practice of the law

4th April, 2021
Leading lawyer hits out at ‘lack of diversity in the Irish judiciary’
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There is a lack of diversity on the Irish judicial bench and “particular slices of the Irish population” are not represented, an Irish lawyer has said.

Fergal Gaynor is a prominent figure in international criminal justice as the only Irish judge on the special court for Kosovo which was established to try crimes committed during the Kosovo war in the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s

He recently came second in an election...

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