Former judge Frank Griffin dies at 98

Four CourtsFormer judge Frank Griffin, who served on the Supreme Court between 1973-91, has died at the age of 98, The Irish Times reports.

The long-standing judicial figure infamously convicted Kevin O’Kelly of contempt as a High Court judge in 1972 when the RTÉ journalist refused to identify the voice of then IRA chief of staff Seán MacStiofáin on a recording.

Mr Griffin’s son, Judge Gerry Griffin, is a qualified solicitor and a Circuit Court judge.

He is also survived by his children Mary, Fiona, Fran, and Peter.

Mr Griffin’s remains will repose at Fanagans Funeral Home in Dundrum, from 3pm tomorrow with removal to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown, arriving at 5pm.

Funeral Mass is on Thursday at 10am with burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.