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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