Tuesday 21 November 2017

Time to deliver true independents' day

This tired, 'party first' attitude should be shot down at the ballot box, writes Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

The election is still nearly two weeks away, and already you'd be sick of the politicians – grinning down from the lampposts, begging for our approval. It's not just the garda hierarchy that has disgraced itself – it's the political establishment, too.

Appeals to ministers, emails to the Taoiseach, repeated attempts in the Dail by Clare Daly, Mick Wallace and other TDs, to get the political parties interested in the state of the police force – all brushed aside.

Do these people stand for anything at all? The politicians who trumpet their devotion to law and order left the public exposed to vicious violence – from people who were found breaking serious laws yet weren't prosecuted.

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