Episode 5. Cases That Changed People's Lives - Revisited: "The State (Healy) v O'Donoghue".

Season 2, Episode 2,  Jul 06, 2021, 10:57 AM

This episode recalls the significance of the  Supreme Court decision in the case of:  “The State (Healy) v O’Donoghue”, and outlines the sequence of events leading to the Supreme Court decision establishing legal representation and legal aid as part of a fair trial, in Ireland at that time.  There is a detailed account  of the circumstances with regard to the prosecution of young offenders at a time when they  could be sent to places of detention, without having had a solicitor representing them, presented by leading Irish lawyer Ercus Stewart, S.C. who had been involved in a constitutional challenge that brought about change with far-reaching implications.