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    Is any business operating out of Clerys this Christmas ?
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    The report from BreakingNews.ie is very interesting.


    "During pre-trial legal argument today, Natriumís solicitor James McGuill applied for an order to allow a computer expert for the defence examine computer files of the prosecution witness statements.

    He said he had applied in accordance with Director of Public Prosecutions guidelines for copies of earlier drafts of statements made by the WRC inspector.

    He said that he had been told that the computer documents had been revised 168 times, but it was not possible to access the earlier drafts. The prosecution had engaged in a process of deleting each draft and that, Mr McGuill argued, ďamounted to a destruction of evidenceĒ

    A description of the documentsí properties could also say when they had been printed, but the hard-copies were not available.

    He said that he was entitled to these versions which also included any possible emailed versions of the documents or drafts which may still be on computer servers.

    He also submitted that the earlier drafts of the statements were essential for cross-examination.

    He said disclosure already furnished shows that there had been 78 hours of editing of the statements and the material had been subject to multiple inputs over a protracted period of time.

    The application was supported by Ronan Kennedy BL, for Ms Foley who has an address at Hollybank Avenue, Upper Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

    Judge Brennan indicated that he would grant the order to allow Natriumís computer expert to examine the computer files in question.

    Breffni Gordon BL for the prosecution said that would not be a problem. However, following recess, Mr Gordon told the court that obstruction charges against Natrium and Ms Foley were being withdrawn."

    Echoes here of the Anglo case earlier this year?
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