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Spare me the outrage at TDs hiring family members - it's what our society is built on

Jason O'Mahony


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Lovely bloke: Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lovely bloke: Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lovely bloke: Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

I'm as quick to give our politicians a shoe to the shins as the next man, but sometimes you have to speak up when you see one being drowned to prove he's not a witch.

This week two newly elected TDs, Christopher O'Sullivan and Gary Gannon, got savaged for the heinous crime of employing family members in their Oireachtas staff.