Wednesday 17 October 2018

The good, the bad and the irresponsible

A garda gave his life to save one vulnerable woman, but the system utterly failed another

By Tom Halliday
By Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Siobhan Phillips was a vulnerable woman. In October 2015, Garda Tony Golden was murdered trying to protect her. Dara Quigley was a vulnerable woman. A month ago, when she was at a very low ebb, utterly defenceless, a video of her plight somehow emerged from Garda custody. It was displayed for the world to see.

Within a short time she killed herself.

These are the extremes we've experienced from the Garda force.

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