First Director of Public Prosecutions Eamonn Barnes has died

The first Director of Public Prosecutions has passed away.

Eamonn Barnes was appointed to the role when it was established in 1975 and served until his retirement in 1999.

The current DPP Claire Loftus is among those who've paid tribute to Mr. Barnes, who's survived by his children.


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