There are many reasons why Ireland will never be the equal society our founding fathers died for. One of those reasons has played out in front of Irish eyes over the years. And that is justice, and the sense of it in this country.
I've wrote extensively on the crookery and the lack of accountability for the top-tier of society. It's one rule for some and other rules for others. If you can't pay a fine in this country you're a crook. But cause GBH as a serving Garda, off duty or otherwise, and get one day in prison?
I've seen this happen time and time again. Why bother to highlight it? Why bother is right! We watch as protesters get beaten down in Corrib and we keep quiet. That judge with the computer? The Donegal instances? Abbeylara. I could go on, but why bother.
I watched YouTube footage over the last few days of the heavy-handedness of riot police toward Irish people as they kept them off their own streets last week. RTE won't show that. Are we living in a police-state now? Or has that always been the way.