Judge hits out at
interpreters’ service

During a district court sitting in Longford recently, Judge Seamus Hughes directed that a manager at Lionbridge – the company which provides the courts with interpretation services - attend one of his courts “as soon as possible” to enable him to address what he believes is “a serious decline” in the service being provided by the company.

During a district court sitting in Longford recently, Judge Seamus Hughes directed that a manager at Lionbridge – the company which provides the courts with interpretation services - attend one of his courts “as soon as possible” to enable him to address what he believes is “a serious decline” in the service being provided by the company.

The judge’s order was made after a case involving a foreign man who was being assisted by a female interpreter from the company.

For more on this story, see this week’s Longford Leader.