She said that the “recent comment in court was made in the context of – and alluding to – another recent, violent, alcohol-fuelled incident”. The incident had involved “several defendants of Polish origin who were all recipients of social welfare payments”, she said. The comment was “intended to be specific to that incident and occurrence and was never intended to offend any community, or members of any community”, she said. “If insult was taken from my comment I apologise for same,” she added.

Judge Apologises For Saying Social Welfare A Polish Charity (Genevieve Carberry, irish Times)

Previously: I Hear You’re A Racist Now, Judge

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