Saturday 3 December 2016

Take passports off our criminals

Published 29/07/2010 | 05:00

LABOUR leader Eamon Gilmore's call for passports to be withdrawn from tax exiles was interesting, though he bizarrely does not make the same call on criminals.

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If passports, driving licences and phone accounts were to be withdrawn from known repeat offenders; people with three or more convictions, for set periods of years, it would drive a wedge between them, how they operate and the effect they have on society.

Gone, then, would be the international travel, the holidays in the sun, the setting up of deals and hits.

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