Judge Elizabeth MacGrath led the tributes at Nenagh Court to Martin Hanton, who has retired from the Courts Service after 42 years’ service.
Mr Hanton, who attended his first court in 1971, spent 29 years in Clonmel before being appointed chief clerk in 2000. He was appoined chief clerk in the Nenagh District in 2008.
“Mr Hanton has had a long career in public service, and I wish him well, said Judge MacGrath.
Insp Bernard Barry, on behalf of the Gardai, remarked that Mr Hanton’s had spent 42 years in public service “and that is what it was”.
Eamon Kiely, regional manager for the Courts Service also acknowledged Mr Hanton’s long service and wished him well.
Tributes were paid by Liz McKeever on behalf of the Bar, and Jim Riordan,