Friday 28 July 2017

Committee room abuzz as PAC sees both sides of steely Martin

Garda Commisoner Martin Callinan
Garda Commisoner Martin Callinan

THE Garda Commissioner was talking about bees. Martin Callinan was explaining to the slightly befuddled members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) how one individual had been spared penalty points. According to the police records, there were "bees worrying his livestock".

Martin confessed that "at first glance" he had been "almost entertained" by this official explication.

But then he further read the petition on this particular case, and it transpired that the driver in question (who happened to be a beekeeper) had received a call from his wife to inform him that his bees were out of control and he had to get back quickly as there were people in close proximity.

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