Tuesday 24 January 2017

Representation for criminals is part and parcel of clientelism culture in politics

Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30

WHY do politicians write letters on behalf of convicted criminals?

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The question arose earlier this week following the intervention by Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins in the case of a convicted drug dealer.

Now we know his frontbench colleague Eamon O Cuiv sees no problem with writing letters on behalf of prison inmates.

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