Episode 1. Cases that Changed People's Lives - Revisited: the" De Burca Case".

Season 2, Episode 1,  Jul 06, 2021, 10:53 AM

The first programme in the series reviewed the “De Burca Case” (1976) which was about the automatic right of women to sit on juries, or put the other way, the right of women not to have to be tried by a jury of all men.  This episode benefitted from observation, commentary, and analysis from leading Irish lawyer and academic – now Judge of the Irish Supreme Court, Gerard Hogan, S.C., and had the benefit of an interview with one of the protagonists in the case – Irish journalist and writer - Máirín De Burca - who gives her first hand experience of the journey this legal challenge travelled to success in  the Irish Supreme Court.