Published 05/11/2015 | 02:30
THE wisdom of the decision by Sinn Féin to put Pat Buckley forward as a candidate raises some serious question. Mr Buckley says that the drink driving conviction he has is: "a cross I will have to carry for the rest of my life".
Whether the voters of Cork East should be happy to share that cross remains to be seen.
Yesterday he appealed to Irish motorists to think twice before they get behind the wheel after drinking.