“……The Dáil heard yesterday that the Government’s most senior legal adviser is currently acting for a private client in a case in which the State is on the opposing side……”
……“So we have the Attorney General, the State’s top lawyer, acting for a number of former company directors of one of the biggest media companies in the country, in the case which emanated from an inquiry by the State’s corporate watchdog. You couldn’t make it up,” Ms Shortall said…….
“…….The man was apprehended in an operation by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation during which 30kgs of cannabis herb, with an estimated street value of €600,000, and €47,000 in cash was seized in searches of five premises in Dublin……”
“Her first appearance before Judge O’Connor was in Killarney District Court in 2016. Later that year, when she was applying for a continuation of an interim barring order, he asked in court for the phone numbers of her and her estranged husband”.
“After the case concluded and she had left the court, he phoned her. She thought it was a prank at first, but it wasn’t. He told her she looked very beautiful in the court that day.”