Quite possibly the first rule of any court room, of any type, in any form of civilization in the world, is that the Judge presiding over said court, must be unbiased and honourable. This is for a very obvious reasons. If the Judge is biased, how can they possibly hope to judge a situation in a fair way? Enter Judge Mary Laffoy of the High Court. Judge Mary Laffoy presides over a lot of the cases that Ben Gilroy and People For Economic Justice attend, in an attempt to keep people in their homes. Judge Mary Laffoy has been responsible for some of the most heinous miscarriages of justice thus far encountered by People For Economic Justice.
The video below highlights the character of this woman. Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy is seen in the video below, instructing law students on how to evict families from their homes. This clearly demonstrates that Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy is entirely biased on the matter of eviction. How on earth can she stand and judge the merits of a case on the topic, when a banks interests are weighed against the rights of a family to keep warm and out of the elements?
The Honourable Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy
You can read plenty of stories about Ms. Mary Laffoy elsewhere on the site. The most obvious one is the classic miscarriage of justice that was the case of Gerry Burns.
One thing not related to People For Economic Justice that we can thank Ms Mary Laffoy for is the blocking of the injunction by Independent TD Thomas Pringle, against the ratification of the European Stability Mechanism. Mr. Pringle argued that the ESM was linked to the Fiscal Treaty. As the Fiscal Treaty was put to the people in a referendum, so to should the ESM ratification. Ms Mary Laffoy felt otherwise. Find a full article on the topic here.