Sunday 24 September 2017

What seems to be the problem, Sergeant?

Decades pass, and scandal follows screw-up, follows failure - and there are political reasons for this

‎Illustration by Tom Halliday
‎Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Want to hear about another Garda scandal? It features a petty criminal we'll call Paddy. And it tells us why and how the Garda crisis just gets worse, with no serious effort at reform.

Getting rid of Commissioner O'Sullivan makes sense, yes. But Paddy's story suggests that giving Noirin the push will improve things. Well, about as much as getting rid of Commissioner Callinan did.

The hole we're in is far, far deeper than the politicians dare admit.

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