We're being shot at by thugs but there's no money to tackle crime
Ordinary people are witnessing the rule of law collapse on their doorstep. Carol Hunt is one of them
Published 01/08/2010 | 05:00
The morning after the Fairview shootings, my daughter's little friend arrived goggle-eyed at our front door.
"The street is full of police because some bad man was killing people last night," she said breathlessly. "One garda searched through my bicycle basket -- for guns, I think -- and said we had to go around the other way to get to you."
Her babysitter, who accompanied her charge on the short walk to our house, insisted that she had been woken up the previous night by sounds of gunfire and people screaming.