Saturday 10 December 2016

Compare Hickey's treatment to that of those who bankrupted us

Published 25/08/2016 | 02:30

Former OCI president Pat Hickey Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Former OCI president Pat Hickey Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Pity Pat Hickey, languishing in a top security Brazilian jail. Quite rightly, he must be feeling sorely aggrieved and wondering how on Earth and why he received such summary and harsh treatment at the hands of the Brazilian authorities.

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No doubt he is reflecting on the contrasting treatment experienced by those in our own country who were responsible for the greatest political and financial crime ever committed on the Irish people in recent times.

Mr Hickey will have time to reflect that even today, after all the personal and national trauma and destruction, after all the financial ruin and the resulting thousands of suicides, An Garda Siochána is poorly resourced.

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