(This is the first thread I have started here, so please be tolerant.)
In regard to the Cloyne issue I have just been to the APIL (Asociation of Personal injury Lawyers) website and I used their search facility to see where expert plaintiff Child Abuse lawyers could be found in Ireland.
I was horrified. There is not a single one on the entire island.
Have a look for yourself -
Lawyer search results - "Your search for APIL accredited lawyers of level senior litigator and above, working in the area of Assault or abuse (child abuse) in all regions returned 31 results. We recommend you speak to two or three firms before choosing a lawyer to handle your case." - those 31 were all in Britain.
What is going on? Are the victims expected to argue their own case, or just to gamble on their representative being competent?