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Diarmuid Connolly

After pleading guilty to serious assault charges, Dubs player Diarmuid Connolly saw his case struck out yesterday.

District Court judge Patrick Clyne made the ruling as he said Mr Connolly had “done all that had been asked of him through a serious of restorative justice measures”.

Independent Legal editor Dearbhail McDonald asks:

Will the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) challenge Judge Patrick Clyne’s generous strike out given the fact that judges have huge discretionary power, in particular where there are extenuating circumstances “of a special character”?


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