In studio now, senior counsel, Paul Anthony McDermotty and from Kerry, journalist Anne Lucey. #rtept
— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) December 4, 2018
From top: Prime Time logo; tweet from last night; Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott
before the jury was brought into court, Mr Grehan raised a segment from last night’s Prime Time programme with the judge.
He explained that, following a report on the recent Kerry murder trial, there was a general discussion about the law of provocation between the presenter and a well-known senior counsel, lecturer, author and media commentator.
The defence team then played the segment for the court on the RTE Player.
“I’m not saying there can never be media, academic or legal discussion in relation to a defence or its merits,” said Mr Grehan afterwards.
“But we are, in this trial, at a particularly sensitive time where a jury is deliberating.”
Last week: During Deliberations
“I cannot find the words to express to the Kivlehan family how appalling this is. I hope you understand,” she said. “I really can truly assure you that this is not the outcome that anyone in this courtroom wanted.
— Courts News Ireland (@courtsnewsIRL) December 5, 2018