And finally… love will find a way
A judge in the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin has been widely praised for excusing a man from jury duty because it was his ‘first time in love’ and he had planned a long weekend with his partner.
Journalist Sarah Jane Murphy reported the exchange on Twitter.
“Man: I can’t serve; I’m away for weekend.
Judge: We don’t sit at weekends.
Man: I’m away till Monday. I’m 54, a bachelor & it’s my 1st time in love.
Judge: Then you GO and you GO with my blessing.
Ms Murphy said: “The judge broke into a broad smile and the man walked away grinning.”
“The woman beside me turned to me and said, ‘Did I imagine that?’”
One online commenter said: “This honestly sounds like the ending to a film and it’s lovely!”