I just got back from your country in July on vacation. It was beautiful and the people were so friendly. I did visit the Wicklow mountains, where you are from. I actually went to observe at the courthouse in Dublin but it was at the end of day, so I missed court. I thought it would be neat to see what court would be like there and watch the attorneys wearing their wigs! Do you mostly report court in Ireland? Do you report any pre-trial testimony? Do you cover the assignments in Europe yourself? I think that would be so exciting to go all over Europe court reporting. I did an assignment once in Germany. Case settled and I then toured Paris. Nice change from Atlanta, Georgia.
I just saw your post on "What's it like to report".....and read you were in Scotland in May. I know you're in Ireland. Did you take the ferry over or fly? What part of Scotland was the depo? I was born in Greenock and would give my eye teeth to get a job over there so I could go home for a bit.
BTW, when you were on holiday, I contacted Maeve. CR friends of mine in Boston have a depo in Ireland coming up and they need a reporter. The lawyers will pay for the videographer but not the reporter to travel. I hope they got a hold of you. I'm not sure if it has happened yet or not. If you want to e-mail them, it's Frank@DunnandGoudreau.com.
Hi, Michelle. I wanted to introduce myself because I grew up in Ireland but moved to the US in '81 and haven't been back. I'm working as a freelance reporter in Southern California. It's pretty awesome to meet a court reporter from Ireland. Do you have any insight to offer about transitioning into captioning?