Tom Brady: Measured, not knee-jerk, examination of our laws is needed
Published 29/01/2013 | 05:00
THE immediate aftermath of a murder that shocks the nation is not, and never has been, the right time for a review of the legislation that exists to combat crime and terrorism.
History shows that legislation that is introduced in haste usually makes bad law.
In the coming months, as the gardai track down the killers of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe and bring them before the courts, Justice Minister Alan Shatter can take a measured look at our laws and see if they need to be tightened.