Tributes were paid at Mallow Courthouse earlier this week to Judge Brian Sheridan (pictured), who retired after 18 years on the bench.
The judge was formerly a solicitor, and was chair of the Law Society’s Family Law and Civil Legal Aid Committee.
According to a report in The Corkman, family members, courthouse staff, solicitors and gardaí were on hand to wish Judge Sheridan a long and happy retirement.
‘Humane and compassionate’
District Court President Paul Kelly also joined the gathering by video link, describing the judge as “our beloved friend and colleague”, and adding that he dealt with all cases in a humane and compassionate way.
Judge Sheridan began his career 43 years ago, as a solicitor with the Legal Aid Board.
He was also a member of the District Court Rules Committee, and has contributed to various statutory instruments revising the District Court Rules since 2007.