Supreme Court to deliver Curtin judgment in March

The Supreme Court has said it will deliver judgment this March on Judge Brian Curtin's attempt to stop TDs and senators from removing him from office.

The Circuit Court judge is challenging plans by the Oireachtas to establish a committee to investigate his behaviour with a view to having him removed from the bench.

The Dáil and Seanad want to establish the committee to investigate the case that saw Judge Curtin acquitted of possessing child pornography almost two years ago.

He was cleared of the charge because the Garda warrant used to search his house was out of date.

Judge Curtin has argued that he has not been found guilty of any offence and, under the Constitution, he can only be removed for "stated misbehaviour".

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