Bid to impeach Brian Curtin
The Government is to begin impeachment
proceedings against the judge at the centre of a child pornography
scandal, it was confirmed today.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said the cabinet had
decided to establish a joint parliamentary committee to investigate
the case of Circuit Court Judge Brian Curtin.
The Cork-based judge was acquitted of possessing
child pornography last month.
The case against him collapsed because a warrant
used to search his Tralee home was out of date.
Mr Ahern said the committee would comprise of
members of both the Seanad and the Dáil and would meet
He said all reports from the Director of Public
Prosecutions, the Garda Commissioner and any other relevant
papers would be made available to the committee.
In a letter to the Government, Judge Curtin
has indicated he will respond to the investigation ?appropriately?,
Mr Ahern added.