Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ross move not even as subtle as stroke politics

Transport Minister Shane Ross and Councillor Kevin Daly outside Stepaside Garda station. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Transport Minister Shane Ross and Councillor Kevin Daly outside Stepaside Garda station. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Editorial

Editorial

Challenges can make you stronger if lessons are learnt; and clearly they haven't been, as far as political interference with the running of An Garda Síochána is concerned.

When the Transport Minister takes it upon himself to parade outside a Garda station - to claim credit in his own backyard for its reopening - don't be too surprised if someone complains about smelling a rat.

Shane Ross insists that this was not 'stroke' politics, and he's right. It was far too blatant and embarrassingly self-serving to be deemed worthy of the black arts.

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