Tuesday 23 May 2017

Timing, location and brutality make crime an election issue

'The location, and a number of the horrific and startling details, make this outrage a major political issue in the teeth of a general election campaign'
'The location, and a number of the horrific and startling details, make this outrage a major political issue in the teeth of a general election campaign'
John Downing

John Downing

The horror at the Regency Hotel in Dublin is not easily brushed off as a happening in a woebegone urban area which can be boxed off with some tut-tutting and talk of "what can you do?"

It happened in a well-appointed hotel in one of Dublin's nicer suburbs, very close to the centre of the capital.

This same hotel has hosted many political meetings over the years.

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