Monday 5 December 2016

Politicians need to stop the chaos and give us stability

Published 23/04/2016 | 02:30

'The gates of our prisons have not been unlatched – but there is a gradual march of lawyers towards our courts to get inmates out'
'The gates of our prisons have not been unlatched – but there is a gradual march of lawyers towards our courts to get inmates out'

The gates of our prisons have not been unlatched - but there is a gradual march of lawyers towards our courts to get inmates out.

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Criminals whose rap sheets include theft, domestic violence, firearms, drugs, fraud and road traffic offences have already argued, in some cases successfully, to be allowed free on foot of a High Court ruling earlier this week.

But the laws governing the operation suspended sentences got about 90 seconds of air time in Dáil on Wednesday when acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny effectively told us: 'Nothing to see here, we'll get it sorted'.

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