Speaking at the University of Limerick this week, Mr Strang opened his speech by inviting the audience to answer a particular question.
“What I want to address is a question that any defence lawyer whether in the United States or in Ireland or almost anywhere else is asked frequently. How can you defend those people?" Consider again the question slowly,” he said. “How can you represent those people? It is never my people, it is never even one of us or our people, the question rests on the belief that both the questioner and the lawyer being asked the question are above or superior to the ‘other’ or ‘those’ people.