Dervla McTiernan: ‘More injustice happens when rubbish evidence is presented to court’

Dervla McTiernan ended up as a crime writer almost by accident when her legal practice was struggling during the last recession, and so she left for Australia ‘on a wing and a prayer'

Dervla McTiernan: ‘As a novelist, what you are trying to do is build a real sense of a person’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

It is three and half years since the crime writer Dervla McTiernan set foot in her native home of Ireland. After such a long absence, she is only here briefly, on a work trip to promote her new book The Murder Rule, with bookshop visits and signings instead of quality time with family and friends. The Business Post is meeting on her last day in the country before she flies back to Australia, where she ...