Wednesday 22 November 2017

Representation for criminals is part and parcel of clientelism culture in politics

Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

WHY do politicians write letters on behalf of convicted criminals?

The question arose earlier this week following the intervention by Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins in the case of a convicted drug dealer.

Now we know his frontbench colleague Eamon O Cuiv sees no problem with writing letters on behalf of prison inmates.

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