Saturday 24 February 2018

Daly arrested, handcuffed, vilified - move along now, nothing to see here

Details of an innocent TD's arrest are leaked to the press, yet nobody is responsible, writes Gene Kerrigan

Innocent: Clare Daly
Innocent: Clare Daly
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Clare Daly was driving in an unfamiliar part of south Dublin and took an illegal turn. The gardai stopped her and decided to breathalyse her.

It was about 15 minutes past midnight, January 29, 2013.

Daly may have felt nervous at the prospect. She had attended a meeting that evening and hadn't eaten; then she spent two hours with a family who wished to discuss a matter. There, suffering from a cold, she was offered and accepted a hot whiskey.

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