If the procedure, even if authorised, was not fair or if what was done was done or capriciously, then the court could properly intervene because of injustice in the one case and lack of competence in the other.
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Niall was the son of Eochaid Mugmedón, King of Tara, and Carthan Cais Dubh (also known as Carinna, who was supposedly the daughter of the Celtic King of Britain).
According to legend: “Young Niall had to survive the malice of his wicked stepmother, Mongfhinn, who left him naked upon a hillside to die.
Cairbre – ancestor of the O’Flanagan of Tua Ratha and “Muintir Cathalan” (Cahill); 8. Also with this group was Eochaida (son of Enna Cinsalach, King of Leinster), who had been banished from Leinster, and who had ambitions to replace Niall as the next High King of Ireland.
He supposedly organized the Dal Riada, which became the name for this conglomeration of Irish, Scots and Picts.
He marched to Laegria and sent a fleet to Armorica (France) to plunder.
As a young man, Niall encountered an old hag, who demanded that he and his companions give her a kiss; only Niall had the courage to do so; then the hag turned into a beautiful woman named Flaithius (Royalty), the personification of sovereignty and then prophesied that Niall would become the greatest of Ireland’s High Kings.”“Niall began to reign in 379.
He was not only the paramount king of Ireland, but one of the most powerful to ever hold that office, and was therefore one of the few Irish kings able to mobilize great forces for foreign expeditions.” Niall travelled to Scotland in order to extend his power and to obtain alliances with the Scots and Picts.