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Hold the line: Supreme Court justices in conversation with Donegal pupils

18 Oct 2019 / courts Print

Donegal pupils' inaugural conversation with SC judges

Today sees the launch of Comhrá, an initiative of the Supreme Court of Ireland, supported by the Courts Service.

For the first time, judges of the Supreme Court will interact with students from Carndonagh Community School in Co Donegal by way of remote video-conferencing technology.

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) is collaborating with the Courts Service in the development of the Comhrá pilot programme. 

During a 30-minute video call at 12 noon today, students asked Supreme Court judges questions in relation to the work of the court and the role of a judge. 

Inaugural call

The participating judges in this inaugural video call were Chief Justice Frank Clarke and by Ms Justice Mary Irvine (pictured).

The judges were located at the Four Courts, which is the seat of the Supreme Court.

On his appointment in 2017, Chief Justice Clarke pledged to bring the Supreme Court to the people of Ireland, as far as possible.

The court sat for the first time in the Aula Max at NUI Galway, earlier this year.


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