Hubert Wine

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Hubert C. Wine (3 April 1922 - 15 November 2011) was a solicitor, District Court judge and prominent member of the Irish Jewish community who served as the chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland for fourteen years.[1]

He was educated at the Dublin Talmud Torah and Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the bar. His family were antique dealers in Dublin. In his younger days he was an international table-tennis player, and won Irish singles and doubles championships.[2] He worked alongside the future Labour party TD and government minister Mervyn Taylor with Herman Good Solicitors. [3]

In 1976 he was appointed a District Judge in Dublin,[2] he retired from the bench in 1992. In 1989 in the Dun Laoghaire District Court, he highlighted the situation caused by cutbacks whereby the health board was not providing suitable detention facilities for juvenile offenders by refusing to send a 13-year-old girl to detention in an adult facility.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/obituaries/2011/1126/1224308175658.html
  2. ^ a b Personna New Dublin Judge AJR INFORMATION September 1976
  3. ^ Jews in twentieth-century Ireland: refugees, anti-semitism and the Holocaust By Dermot Keogh
  4. ^ Old Cutbacks take a long time to heal By KIERAN McGRATH, Irish Independent.Tuesday July 11, 2000