Tributes paid to late barrister Garrett Cooney SC
Tributes have been paid to the late barrister Garrett Cooney SC after he passed away at the age of 84, The Irish Times reports.
Mr Cooney, originally from Co Longford, called to the Bar in 1960 and called to the Inner Bar in 1977.
Mícheál P O’Higgins SC, chairman of the Council of The Bar of Ireland, said: “He was rightly regarded as an expert in constitutional, defamation and personal injuries law who built up and commanded an enormously successful practice.
“Garrett had an immense presence in court. He possessed a deep and powerful voice which he used to good and sometimes intimidating effect.
“He was regarded as one of the finest cross examiners in the Law Library. He acted for plaintiffs and defendants alike and was always meticulous in his preparation for court. He was a serious heavyweight at the Bar.”
Mr Cooney’s removal will take place tomorrow, Thursday 17 January, to St Kevin’s Church on Harrington Street. Funeral mass will take place on Friday morning before his burial at Mount Jerome Cemetery.