Friday, December 12, 2008

One law to bind them all.

"A GARDA who claimed he was victimised because he stopped the then minister for justice's State car for speeding eight years ago has secured High Court orders overturning a direction he resign from the force following disciplinary proceedings against him."

Hmm, I missed this yesterday, but my chum and all round good egg Monster Pants sent it to me and I must say, its sets off all manner of jingling.
This line in particular really stands out. "During yesterday's proceedings, Garda Noonan said he was the garda "who stopped John O'Donoghue for speeding and I was asked by the commissioner to state he [O'Donoghue] was not in the car and I refused to do so"."
This one could be a hell of a politicial kaboom. Garda Noonan sounds like a man of principle, it will be interesting to see where this leads. Of course Guards can be a dodgy as the next Joe, but doesn't this smell really off to you?



Anonymous sheepworrier said...


What do you think will happen tho FMC? Everyone knows they're a shower of corrupt shites - and O'Donoghue will just go on as normal, with barely a slap on the wrists. The public just accept it and go back to reading the daily mail to get their fix of mind-numbing shite.

10:17 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Hard to say, it will depend on the meedja coverage of it. During a time of ecconomic anxiousness folk are less forgiving of corruption.

10:23 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Oh, I like it. I'd give him instant promotion to head of the traffic corps. Johnny O'D (from Caherciveen) is known as 'The Ring of Kerry' since he became Ceann Comhairle' and rang his likkle bell for quiet on the benches.

He's a solicitor too, and should know better.

10:42 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I'd say he does know better, that's the problem.

10:44 a.m.  

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