Irish speakers, interpreters and the courts, 1754–1921


Mary Phelan

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-811-9
September 2019. 286pp; ills.

'Mary Phelan's monograph on interpreters in the Irish courts makes an important contribution to a long-neglected aspect of Irish legal history ... Phelan's maps are useful in cementing our impression of the western Atlantic seaboard as the region with the highest proportion of Irish speakers and, thereby, the greatest need for Irish interpreters in court ... the value of Irish Speakers, Interpreters and the Courts is the light that it shines on the historical background to interpreter provision in the Irish courts and the logistical workings of the lower courts in pre-independence Ireland', Ciarán McCabe University College Dublin,The Irish Jurist (2019).