Judge Judy praises Ireland, & Margaret Thatcher

TV judge is in Dublin to receive award

Judge Judy Sheindlin is in Ireland and this time she is the one receiving awards. She is at University College Dublin (UCD) this evening where she is being made the Vice-President of the Law Society.

It was recently announced that the no-nonsense TV star has signed on for 2 more years of her TV show.

Sheindlin and CBS TV said yesterday that the former New York state judge has extended her run. The show is seen by roughly 10 million people each episode.

Her current contract runs through 2015 and the new deal extends her through 2017. That would give her 21 years on the air.

This is the second visit by the 70-year-old to Ireland. Speaking to Newstalk's Henry McKean, she was full of praise for the Irish people and our culture.