The woman, who has made a good recovery, told the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, she wanted to thank him for making the surgery orders and to apologise “for the confusion I caused by not giving permission to do the operation”.
Mr Justice Kelly told the woman, aged in her early fifties,  he was delighted to see her looking so well and that she has made such progress. “There’s no need to apologise because it was the tumour that caused your thinking to be distorted,” he said.
Thanking her for the chocolates, he said it was the first time in 20 years on the bench he was given a gift by a litigant and this was “a red letter day” for him.
Judges cannot receive gifts but, with the woman’s permission, he would give them to the nurses working at St Francis’ Hospice in Dublin, of which he is …