Supreme court justice due at city conference dies suddenly

Supreme Court Justice, Adrian Hardiman, who was due to give the opening address at a language conference in the city tonight, has passed away.
Justice Hardiman was involved in a number of high profile cases and was well-known for his broadcasts and writings on legal and political matters.
He was due to speak at the International Association of Language Commissioners conference in the city later today which will be attended by President Michael D Higgins.
Justice Hardiman was born in Dublin in 1951 and was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2000.
News emerged earlier today that he had passed away suddenly.
Chief Justice Susan Denham has paid tribute to him saying she received the news with great sadness and shock.
He is survived by his wife retired Judge and author of the Murphy report, Yvonne Murphy and three children.
Former Supreme Court Judge, Catherine McGuinness, who worked with Adrian Hardiman, says he was a great human rights’ advocate.