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Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped?

The issue of the non-jury court has been back in the headlines in the wake of Friday’s shooting.

THE ISSUE OF the non-jury Special Criminal Court has been back in the headlines in the wake of Friday’s fatal shooting at the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra.

The three-judge court was set up to try terror and organised crime cases – but a range of groups, including the UN Human Rights Committee and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties have criticised the system.

Fine Gael is promising a second Special Criminal Court if re-elected. Sinn Féin wants to abolish it – with Mary Lou McDonald reiterating yesterday that due process was imperative in an open society.

This evening we’re asking: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished?

Poll Results:

No. (12739)
Yes. (3363)
I'm not sure. (1260)
No interest/no opinion. (187)

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