Murder, he said, with not a bother on him
A lightweight politician played political games with a serious matter, and his party thinks this is fine, writes Gene Kerrigan
Last week, Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell smeared two Sinn Fein TDs, under Dail privilege. He did this by associating them with murder.
Although he has come in for some criticism for doing this, his party has stood by him. Chief Whip Regina Doherty publicly accepted his bizarre explanation for doing what he did.
Mr Farrell's actions are on the public record and can be examined in some detail. They are instructive.