Wednesday 22 November 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Aw, diddums, was Larry upset?

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

It came as no great surprise when former Mountjoy Governor John Lonergan came out and criticised the media over the way they treated convicted rapist and suspect serial killer Larry Murphy, saying they "literally threw him to the wolves".

Well, as someone with family in the area where Murphy operated, I can assure him that there are plenty of people who would, literally, throw him to the wolves.

And now the Irish prison chaplains have stuck the boot in, saying: "The appalling and irresponsible mismanagement of Larry Murphy's release in August this year created a media circus that was both dangerous and shameful."

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