Ian O'Doherty: Okay, there's a first time for everything
This column would not exactly be described as a fan of Justice Minister Dermot Ahern. After all, his chaotic and badly thought-out introduction of the blasphemy provision made us a laughing stock in civilised countries and a poster child for religious bigotry in the Middle East.
But you can't really blame him for snubbing the dinner with the cops the other night.
Well, would you be prepared to sit down for some chow and then have to listen to some culchie garda call you corrupt straight to your face?