Brian Curtin Charged over child pornography
A Circuit Court Judge has been charged at the District Court in Tralee with possession of child pornography.

Judge Brian Curtin was charged under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act. He was not present in court when his case was called.

His Solicitor handed a medical certificate into court and said he was unfit to be present.

Judge Humphrey Kelleher adjourned the case until 30 April after he was told by Garda Inspector Barry O'Rourke that the Director of Public Prosecutions had no objection to the adjournment.

Judge Curtin, who is from Kerry and sits on the Cork Circuit, was appointed a Circuit Court Judge in the autumn of 2001.

He has not heard any cases since last May.