Sunday 4 December 2016

Daly arrested, handcuffed, vilified - move along now, nothing to see here

Details of an innocent TD's arrest are leaked to the press, yet nobody is responsible, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 22/05/2016 | 02:30

Innocent: Clare Daly
Innocent: Clare Daly

Clare Daly was driving in an unfamiliar part of south Dublin and took an illegal turn. The gardai stopped her and decided to breathalyse her.

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It was about 15 minutes past midnight, January 29, 2013.

Daly may have felt nervous at the prospect. She had attended a meeting that evening and hadn't eaten; then she spent two hours with a family who wished to discuss a matter. There, suffering from a cold, she was offered and accepted a hot whiskey.

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