For only the second time, the Supreme Court is allowing television cameras into court again this morning to record the court delivering its decision in a number of cases. In October, RTÉ News broadcast two judgments from the court on RTÉ NewsNow and proceedings were also available online and on TV and radio bulletins. It was the first time any recording or transmitting of proceedings in a court case had been permitted.
The words "landmark" and "unprecedented" are often overused in court reporting. But this is a very significant moment for RTÉ News and for the courts in Ireland. Cameras have been allowed into the Supreme Court and other courts on only a handful of occasions in the past. RTÉ's Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell reports on the background to today's first broadcast of Supreme Court proceedings.
The new legal term begins today, with a number of high-profile cases due back before the courts. The new term will be opened following religious services, attended by senior members of Government and the judiciary. When proceedings in court begin afterwards, one of the first up will be former chief operations officer of Anglo Irish Bank Tiernan O'Mahoney, who is due to go on trial in the Circuit Criminal Court, charged with conspiring to conceal certain accounts from the revenue commissioners.
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