There really should be a law about this
The arrest of two TDs was embarrassing. But the report on the gardai was shocking, writes Gene Kerrigan
Last Tuesday evening, Judge William Hamill addressed the Law Reform Commission. In another part of the capital city, Mick Wallace TD was enjoying his final evening of freedom. Hours later he was incarcerated in Limerick prison for a grand total of - eh, two hours.
Even as Judge Hamill's startling words disturbed the ears of his listeners, the state incarceration machine was inexorably grinding its way towards Clare Daly TD. It wrenched her, too, into the dank, fearsome bowels of Limerick prison.
For all of an hour-and-a-half (I think she got the half hour off for good behaviour).