True cost of Mullingar
Sir -- Last week 65 members of the Travelling community received suspended sentences for riotous behaviour.
A video on the news of the riot showed a bunch of able-bodied but overweight males armed to the teeth running/ walking around a green somewhere in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, on July 29, 2009.
Looking at this objectively one could deduce the following: it was during the day, therefore none of them were working. If none have jobs then they are more than likely on social welfare plus all of the other associated benefits.