Report No. 77
2.5. Mr. Justice Hanna's view.-
The importance of the role of trial Judges has been described by Mr. Justice Hanna of the Irish Free State. The learned Judge said:1
"Sometimes the judges of the higher courts think-and 1 am bound to say I thought sometimes myself-that the restoration of law and order depended upon what the High Court Judges did in dealing with the heavier classes of crime. But I have finally come to the conclusion that the real basis of establishment of law and order lies in the competency, honesty and fidelity of the lowest rank of judges".
1. Mr. Justice Hanna (Irish Free State).