Monday 23 January 2017

Michael O'Doherty: The reason why 'devoted father' Gareth Hutch's son was in danger was because of the criminal life his father chose

Published 30/05/2016 | 07:26

General view of Gardai at scene of shooting. Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin.
General view of Gardai at scene of shooting. Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin.

Of all the heart-wrenching stories to have emerged about Dublin's criminal fraternity, the recent words of Cllr Nial Ring surely take the biscuit.

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One has become used to the Church espousing the merits of the latest criminal to be gunned down, declaring what a good father or considerate husband he was from the pulpit.

One could argue that priests are simply doing their job of spreading forgiveness.

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