Pat Hickey greets Rio police last week
[Mr Pat Hickey’s[ lawyers’ statement says that, contrary to police reports, Mr Hickey did not try to escape when officers arrived at his hotel last Wednesday and did not try to resist arrest.
On account of insomnia, their client was using one of three rooms allocated to him and his family.
His lawyers said it would have been ridiculous for Mr Hickey to try to escape and go to the next room, which was officially booked to him.
They said that his wife was taken by surprise with almost ten officers standing at her door at 6am, and panicked.
Lawyers say Hickey did not try to escape police (RTE)
A foul-mouthed, hand-drawn, multi award-winning satirical animation by Jeanette Bonds, who explains that it was…
…adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. This film is not for the faint-hearted.
The animator explains all here.
No wait. Not justice. Lawyers.
The cost of legal fees for witnesses to the Mahon and Moriarty tribunals is likely to leave the taxpayer with an overall bill of up to €400 million for both inquiries, according to internal Government records.
While both tribunals have completed their final reports, the State has yet to pay the bulk of the legal costs of individuals or corporations who were involved in the tribunals over a 15-year period.
Government documents show that original estimates compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General several years ago may be exceeded significantly.
A Supreme Court ruling in 2010 – which held that the Mahon tribunal may not be able to refuse costs to witnesses who obstructed its work – has contributed to upward pressure on legal costs.
Taxpayers face €400m tribunals legal fees bill (Carl O’Brien, Irish Times)
(Leon Farrell/Eleanor Keegan/Photocall Ireland)
Here come the girls.
They’ve just qualified.
As trainee lawyers.
Specialising in human rights.
From left: Mairead Cusack, Fiona Wood, Orla Dilworth Natalie Pureell and Christine Martin at the enrolment of new solicitors in Presidents Hall, Law Society, Blackhall place in Dublin.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)