Wednesday 17 January 2018

Eilis O'Hanlon: We're in a perpetual orgy of indignation

But the real danger is posed when this outpouring of emotion becomes politicised, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

Last summer the bodies of two Irishwomen, Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore, both in their 50s, were discovered in woodland near the Turkish city of Izmir.

The trial is now under way of a man accused of stabbing the two women to death after getting into an argument when he was refused permission to marry Marion's teenage daughter.

What are we going to do if the verdict goes against our expectations, and justice is either not done or not seen to be done? Start a "Boycott Turkey" movement too, to match the "Boycott Mauritius" campaign which erupted after two hotel workers were found not guilty of the brutal murder of Northern Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey and graphic pictures of the crime scene were subsequently printed in a local newspaper?

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