Opinion

Saturday 19 August 2017

Michael O'Doherty: Michaella's drug smuggling looks like it's going to pay off for her after all

Michael O'Doherty

Michael O'Doherty

I Swapped Cocaine for God." Even among the litany of nauseating, self-pitying comments that have spewed forth within a few hours of Michaella McCollum's release from a Peruvian prison, that headline - which adorned the front page of one Sunday newspaper - really stood out.

"Michaella is reading a Bible that I had bought her. She's really come to the Lord seriously," said Archbishop Sean Walsh, the priest with whom she will live in Peru as part of her release conditions.

Michaella was also given airtime by RTE last night, in which she reminded everyone who was the victim in all this.

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