Average Guy

I spend as lot of time covering circuit courts, so I see him every day. He left school before the Leaving, in many cases when he was as young as thirteen. He’s a heavy smoker, has been since he was in his early teens. He probably started drinking around the same time. When he drinks, […]

Police Action

‘Lack of evidence keeps cases from courts’, RTÉ reports in a headline summarising the annual report from the Director of Public Prosecutions. My first reaction to the headline was the Homer Response. ‘That’s reassuring’ was my second reaction. My third reaction was to think of news stories following high profile crimes – from so-called ‘gangland […]