The Brief 21st February 2013

Presented by Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard

The presenters look at:

Bail hearings in South Africa

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s apology and redress for the Magdalenes. Will IBRC’s lawyers be paid?

Denis O’Brien and his successful defamation hearing Vicky Pryce and her Jury’s intellectual abilities The shameful barbaric treatment of Warren Hill, a man with an intellectual disability on Death Row in the USA Supreme Court delays and more.

Saoirse Brady of FLAC on social welfare appeals and the good work in the free legal advice centres.

Solicitor Simon McAleese on the Steve Tyler Act and privacy law.

Paddy Prendiville, editor of The Phoenix Magazine on Ian Bailey’s new masters degree, and will there ever be an enquiry into the goings on in Cork?

Liam Herrick CEO of the Irish Penal Reform Trust on prison conditions and the effect of incarceration on prisoner’s children.