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    District Court closures

    District Court closures

    Since 2008, the Courts Service of Ireland has closed down 77 local courthouses across the country – and it looks like four courts in the greater Dublin region are also going to be shut down in the not too distant future. The rationale, they say, is to streamline resources...but for those towns that have lost their courthouse, there has been a negative impact on a number of levels. To take a look at our district courts and the place they have held in Irish life for decades, I’m joined in studio now by James McDermott,  Barrister & Law Lecturer at ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0702/628010-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-2-july-2014/?clipid=1619071
    Gathering

    Gathering

    For a look back at the events of the week – and I think it’s fair to say they all centred on the latest potential scandal to hit the Gardai and the interplay between politics and policing, Sean was joined by former Fine Gael Minister for Justice, Nora  Owen; Pat Leahy, Political Editor of The Sunday Business Post; James McDermott, Barrister and Lecturer in Law at UCD and Peter Murtagh, reporter at The Irish Times.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0328/605112-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-28-march-2014/?clipid=1520122
    Supreme Court Garda Ruling

    Supreme Court Garda Ruling

    In what may prove to be a landmark decision, the Supreme Court yesterday overturned the conviction of a man jailed for attempted rape. The Supreme Court ruled that statements the man made to Gardai during questioning were inadmissible because he made them before receiving legal advice. The ruling may affect hundreds of ongoing criminal prosecutions. Sean was joined by James McDermott, lecturer in the School of Law at UCD.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0307/600707-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-7-march-2014/?clipid=1502801

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