Sunday 4 December 2016

Don't cry for Callely, he deserves his 
sentence even if it was a trifling fiddle

Colette Brown

Published 30/07/2014 | 02:30

Callely: ‘When he pocketed the cash, he was taking my money and yours’ Photo: Courtpix
Callely: ‘When he pocketed the cash, he was taking my money and yours’ Photo: Courtpix
Ivor Callely (front) outside court

Poor Ivor Callely. All he did was fiddle the State out of a trifling €4,200 and now he finds himself behind bars.

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When you think of the gravy train politicians have long been accustomed to, not to mention the billions that we pumped into the banks, it is a risible amount.

Especially when he had the good grace to repay most of the money so no one is out of pocket. What harm was done?

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