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    Justice Brian Curtin has reportedly resigned as a Judge, citing ill health. His resignation was given to the President today, and is effective immediately.

    Curtin has been the subject of an ongoing Oireachtas investigation into allegations that child pornography was found on a computer in his home. He denies having downloaded the images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Justice Brian Curtin (I know him pretty well actually) has reported resigned as a Judge.
    Sure you don't mean retired ? He had that option .. and take his pension .. which would also end the investigation against him
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Justice Brian Curtin (I know him pretty well actually) has reported resigned as a Judge.
    Sure you don't mean retired ? He had that option .. and take his pension .. which would also end the investigation against him
    Same thing really. He was entitled to the pension with 5 years service (?) on November 1st. This brings the investigation and impeachment proceedings that were to commence taking evidence today to an end.

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    Saves the govt the embarrassment of him continuing as a judge into the election campaign.

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    Default Re: Justice Brian Curtin Resigns!

    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Justice Brian Curtin (I know him pretty well actually) has reported resigned as a Judge.
    Sure you don't mean retired ? He had that option .. and take his pension .. which would also end the investigation against him
    Same thing really. He was entitled to the pension with 5 years service (?) on November 1st. This brings the investigation and impeachment proceedings that were to commence taking evidence today to an end.

    So he gets a free state pension ? What might the PDs have to say on this one.... aaah wait a second - the PDs appointed him didn't they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Justice Brian Curtin (I know him pretty well actually) has reportedly resigned as a Judge.
    Bertie Ahern has confirmed Brian Curtin's resignation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tánaiste
    Statement regarding the resignation of Judge Brian Curtin

    Judge Brian Curtin has today written to the President, via the Taoiseach, conveying his resignation, on the grounds of ill health, from the Circuit Court under section 6 of the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act, 1961. His resignation is effective from today’s date.

    Under the Constitution, the pension entitlements of a judge are regulated by law. A judge who resigns owing to permanent infirmity may then apply for the payment of a reduced pension. This is a statutory entitlement to which he or she is objectively entitled and there is no provision for this pension to be refused once the infirmity is established. But the judge must establish that he resigned owing to permanent infirmity.

    There is no question, however, of any payment over and above the statutory entitlement and this issue does not arise. No deal or arrangement has been made with Judge Curtin by the State.

    The Tánaiste said: “As the Minister who moved the relevant resolution in the Dáil, I would like to thank Deputy Denis O’Donovan and his Committee, including their legal advisors, for all the work they have successfully done in what were largely uncharted waters. I now propose to finalise the Judicial Ethics legislation on which I have been in consultation with the judiciary.”

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    Default Re: Justice Brian Curtin Resigns!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan
    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth
    Justice Brian Curtin (I know him pretty well actually) has reported resigned as a Judge.
    Sure you don't mean retired ? He had that option .. and take his pension .. which would also end the investigation against him
    Same thing really. He was entitled to the pension with 5 years service (?) on November 1st. This brings the investigation and impeachment proceedings that were to commence taking evidence today to an end.

    So he gets a free state pension ? What might the PDs have to say on this one.... aaah wait a second - the PDs appointed him didn't they ?

    cYp
    The problem on that issue is that in the eyes of the law he is an innocent man - whatever the public might think. Hence attempting to deny him his statutory entitlement of his pension would likely be struck down in the courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureTaoiseach
    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan
    So he gets a free state pension ? What might the PDs have to say on this one.... aaah wait a second - the PDs appointed him didn't they ?

    cYp
    The problem on that issue is that in the eyes of the law he is an innocent man - whatever the public might think. Hence attempting to deny him his statutory entitlement of his pension would likely be struck down in the courts.
    Yes he is now entitled to a pension, they moved slowly enough with impeachment & oooops the PD man gets the free state pension.

    Harney & Mullah would be out on the streets promulgating revolution were the shoe on the other foot.

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    In some ways you have to admire this b*stard. He got caught with his pants down in child porn (his credit card used to buy it, and the files on his PC). Yet he managed to string the affair on (on full pay) until he reached the very day he was entitled to a full pension for life, and never answered a single question.

    PD insider knowledge???

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