Time we brought innocent victims of murderous IRA in from the cold
Published 06/11/2016 | 02:30
The late agony aunt and psychologist Patricia Redlich (who was never late in her life - she saw habitual unpunctuality as a sign of narcissism) believed that most of the political trouble in the world was caused by weak people.
By weakness, Patricia meant a political failure to act with moral authority, arising from what Aristotle called akrasia, or weakness of the will.
The Government's surrender to greedy demands by gardai is a perfect example of akrasia, a flaccid failure of nerve in the face of police refusing to do their duty.