Our journalism and radio students had their day in court on Monday 23rd January at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street. They were shown around the RTE reporting room by Legal Correspondent Vivienne Traynor, who gave them the fascinating inside track on reporting criminal cases. After watching a couple of cases, students had the opportunity to watch an RTE report being filed.
After lunch it was down to the Circuit Courts in Smithfield to meet Press Officer for the courts, Gerry Curran. Gerry, always a fantastic talker, gave them a brief talk (almost three hours in length) about reporting the courts.
Thanks to all who gave so generously of their time.