Wednesday 1 March 2017

Gene Kerrigan: I know, it's only Rock 'n' Ross but I like it

From Dublin to Rio, our pillars of society just can't help making a show of us

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

By Tom Halliday
By Tom Halliday

Now, let's be fair and balanced about this. On the one hand, it's no joke. I mean, a 71-year-old pillar of Irish society arrested in the nip in a Brazilian hotel, in front of a TV camera. With armed cops swarming all over the joint.

And then he's wheeled off for police questioning; before being put on ice in a jail that doesn't rate very highly on TripAdvisor.

On the other hand, the pillar of Irish society involved is Pat Hickey. And we have to admit that over the decades Pat seems to have enjoyed his power as Chief Panjandrum of the Olympic Council of Ireland.

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