The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, has confirmed that at 7.30 pm District Judge Heather Perrin conveyed her resignation to An Taoiseach for onward transmission to the President.  This is in accordance with the requirements of section 6 (2) of the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961. 

The Minister will be making no further comment on this matter prior to the court finalising the case by sentencing which is adjourned to Wednesday 28 November. 

26 November 2012