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(From Irish Independent)
LAWYERS yesterday agreed that successive Justice departments could have ensured that Mr 'A' and others like him remained behind bars if they had acted sooner.
Sean Gillane BL said he "could not understand why the Department - of Justice - was not up to speed on this".
In 2005, a Supreme Court test case involving a sexual assault charge had drawn attention to the unconstitutionality of legislation which did not allow a defence from the accused, the grounds on which the statutory rape law ultimately foundered last week.
The National Parents Council-Primary said it was "quite clear that we have a dangerous shambles of …