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The Supreme Court

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Ó Dálaigh they knew well – he had twice been Attorney General and as Chief Justice he had a public profile – but Walsh was relatively little known to the public beyond the Four Courts. As the officials watched developments on the court, they began to see his fingerprints all over the new expansionism that had taken hold. Or, as writer Colm Tóibín put it in his ground-breaking profile of the court in the mid-1980s, while Ó Dálaigh might have been firing the bullets, Walsh was loading the pistol.*

Mac Cormaic, Ruadhán. The Supreme Court (p. 106). Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition.
Colm Tóibín interviewed by Garry Sturgess Part One
Colm Tóibín Part Two
Colm Tóibín Part Three