Tributes paid to popular Limerick lawyer Brendan Nix

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Tributes have been paid to the late Brendan Nix
TRIBUTES have been paid to senior counsel Brendan Nix who died last night following a short illness.

TRIBUTES have been paid to senior counsel Brendan Nix who died last night following a short illness.

Speaking at Limerick District Court this morning, Judge Mary Larkin said it was “very difficult to give words” to Mr Nix’s numerous attributes.

She said the popular lawyer, who was also the Coroner for West Limerick, was an amazing character who was both amusing and charming.

Solicitor Ted McCarthy, who worked with Mr Nix for almost 30 years, said his colleague always “brought his ‘A’ Game to work” and “left everything on the pitch” when representing clients in court.

Mr McCarthy told the court that Mr Nix remained “bright and ebullient right up to his passing”.

He said throughout his career, Mr Nix had a unique style and that while he could be unpredictable on his feet and belligerent on occasion, it was done for the benefit for his clients.

“The world is more ordinary for his passing,” said Mr McCarthy who added that Mr Nix was a very proud Limerick man who was “not slow to tell people how great a place Limerick was”.

Superintendent Derek Smart said Mr Nix’s knowledge and expertise will be missed and that the “element of mischievousness” he brought on occasion will be a loss.