Call for the resignation of Judge Martin Nolan
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Call for the resignation of Judge Martin Nolan

    1. Bebhinn Farrell
    2. Petition by

      Bebhinn Farrell

      Dublin, Ireland

This year alone, Judge Martin Nolan has given fines instead of jail time to multiple sexual predators who in the hands of most other judges would have gone straight to jail. A 29 yr old man who committed a violent sexual attack on a teenager he met in a chip shop has avoided jail on condition he pay €15,000 to the girl. He had 4 previous convictions for assault causing harm. In another case, Judge Martin Nolan suspended the entire sentence of a man convicted of violently attacking three women on the condition he pays €12,000. A car dealer who sexually assaulted two of his adult nieces has avoided a jail term after the judge said publication of his name will be punishment in itself. Judge Nolan said the abuse was very serious but "the seriousness of the assaults themselves do not mandate a custodial sentence". Well no Judge, this is NOT ACCEPTABLE. We DEMAND that this man is no longer in a position to prohibit our protection from sexual predators, making a mockery of our judicial system, degrading, disrespecting and metaphorically spitting on the women of this country. Please sign this petition and join us in telling our government that this is not ok, that women deserve protection, and this blatant misogyny has no place in our legal system. We demand this man's resignation.

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    • jane fealy DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 5 months ago

      His resignation

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    • TERI CARR DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 5 months ago

      Because I have children... they are infinitely important - all children

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    • Gillian Freeney DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 5 months ago

      I'm a woman. Simples!!

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    • Caragh Nolan BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      as a medical student i cant believe he did not charge the medical student that assaulted his girlfriend. There will be no inquisition when he qualifies as to whether he is fit to practice or not. I wouldnt be comfortable to have someone with a serious assault on a female practicing medicine as if nothing ever happened. It is not right

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    • Martin Meyler DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 6 months ago

      Judges are given far too much discretion in sentencing. Much seems to be based on personal whim or the mood of the day. The culture they've emerged from is arrogant, patriarchal, paternalistic, tunnel visioned and conservative. It ( and them) need to be shaken up. They need more training and in this man's case, mandatory retirement when proven to be a liability.

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