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?
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.