Thursday 18 January 2018

The games of 'old politics' still playing in corridors of power

Despite all the talk of a new way of doing things and political accountability, some people carry on as before

Minister Leo Varadkar Photo: Damien Eagers
Minister Leo Varadkar Photo: Damien Eagers

Willie O'Dea

Much of the political discussion over the past week was focused on the horror of the ongoing gangland killings that are terrorising the lives of so many in Dublin.

The issue is far too important for political point-scoring. It is important that all TDs work together to make sure that those on the frontline - the gardai - have the resources, the powers and the support necessary to tackle this evil in our midst.

I know well from our own experience in Limerick how it can destroy local communities, but I also know how this evil can be taken on and faced down when the Government and forces of the State act strongly and cohesively.

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