The Director of Public Prosecutions has said that he very much regrets the errors which occurred in the handling of the Nora Wall and Paul McCabe case. Former nun, Nora Wall and Paul McCabe, had their convictions for raping a 10-year-old girl dramatically quashed four days after being sentenced last July.
The DPP had applied to have the verdicts set aside. His principal reason was that a witness had been called to give evidence in the trial despite his decision that that witness should not be called. This morning Counsel for the State, Dennis Vaughan Buckley, told the Court of Criminal Appeal that the DPP would not apply for a retrial. Nora Wall, who was in court with members of her family, was awarded her costs for the six-day trial. Afterwards, she thanked Counsel for the State. Paul McCabe was not in Court today.