Paul Anthony McDermott Dead At 47:
Barrister and legal commentator died after an illness, according to report. He was a senior counsel and a weekly columnist in the Sunday Times newspaper and also a frequent commentator on legal matters on Tv and other forms of media.
Friends and families of McDermott are mourning his death and some are paying tributes to the late barrister via social media.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said in a tweet that he was deeply saddened to hear of Mr McDermott’s death.
He described him as a very talented barrister, a popular lecturer and an entertaining newspaper columnist who would be greatly missed.
I’m deeply saddened to hear of the death of Paul Anthony McDermott (RIP). A very talented barrister, popular lecturer & entertaining newspaper columnist, he will be greatly missed by so many. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) December 10, 2019
Other tributes comes from John Mooney and more.
“So sorry to hear of the news that Paul Anthony McDermott SC has passed away. Paul had a razor sharp legal mind but an even sharper witt. One of the funniest people you ever could meet. RIP”
So sorry to hear of the news that Paul Anthony McDermott SC has passed away. Paul had a razor sharp legal mind but an even sharper witt. One of the funniest people you ever could meet. RIP
— John Mooney (@JohnMooneyST) December 10, 2019
So deeply sad to hear of the death this morning of Paul Anthony McDermott SC. He was a fabulous person and is a huge loss to the bar. Too soon. Just too soon. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dílis #RIP
— Karyn Harty (@KarynHarty) December 10, 2019