Saturday 21 April 2018

Eilis O'Hanlon: Clearly, class is the fear that dare not speak its name

Swaggering brutes with raw fists and short fuses are not the victims of society -- society is the victim of them, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

WHEN Brian Murphy was brutally killed in an assault outside Annabel's nightclub in Dublin more than 10 years ago, the media played the class card harder than any poker player with a pair of aces.



The story had it all -- middle- class rugger-playing types, fee-paying schools, fancy south Dublin addresses -- and the headlines ('Kicked To Death By Posh Schoolboys') reflected it.

Strange then that class is the one thing which no one wanted to discuss after the outbreak of violence at the Phoenix Park concert last weekend, when nine innocent people were stabbed whilst watching a set by Swedish House Mafia.

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