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Man arrested after female judge seriously assaulted in Dublin Family Court

CourtsBy Sunday World
Judge Miriam Walsh was appointed to the bench during the summer
Judge Miriam Walsh was appointed to the bench during the summer

A man has been arrested after a female judge was attacked earlier today during a court sitting.

It is understood that the man was arrested by gardai after a “incident of a violent nature” unfolded in the Dolphin House family law court in Dublin shortly before lunch time.

It is understood that Judge Miriam Walsh was taken away in an ambulance.

A spokesperson for the Courts Service confirmed that an incident did occur but that gardai stationed there intervened quickly.

He also said that there is a security system in place and that it was “brought into operation”.

Her injuries are not believed to be serious, and she has since been discharged from hospital.

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