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Man wins appeal after controversial judge comments

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A MAN who pleaded guilty to a drugs offence has had his conviction quashed and been released from prison because of controversial comments made by a judge at his trial.

Outspoken judge Sean MacBride -- who has previously described himself as the "Dirty Harry" of the Irish judicial system -- was accused of "exceeding his jurisdiction" during the sentencing hearing of Kevin Murphy at Cavan District Court last April.