Another disturbing arrest by Gardai-Michael McNamara,ex TD, Clare

Eoin Coir

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This eems to be another disturbing arrest by Garda. Michael McNamara, former Labour TD for Clare was arrested at his home by Garda on suspicion of drunk driving, it seems he was also pepper sprayed. He was taken to a police station, but passed the test there,and was released without charge.

Is this another Clare Daly sort of thing. It deserves immediate answers.Pepper spraying is being used too much- was used on an injured man at Irishtown ,Mayo recently and he fighting for his life,after an attack.He is still seriously ill.

https://t.co/f574BDXpET
 


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The man himself is not commenting on it and neither should we.

We simply do not have the information to properly form a view.
 

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This eems to be another disturbing arrest by Garda. Michael McNamara, former Labour TD for Clare was arrested at his home by Garda on suspicion of drunk driving, it seems he was also pepper sprayed. He was taken to a police station, but passed the test there,and was released without charge.

Is this another Clare Daly sort of thing. It deserves immediate answers.Pepper spraying is being used too much- was used on an injured man at Irishtown ,Mayo recently and he fighting for his life,after an attack.He is still seriously ill.

https://t.co/f574BDXpET
Can tell he is a barrister by the hair, where does that hair of an 8 year old toff thing come from exactly?

I will wait to hear the full story before getting too worked up about it, pepper spray should only be used on people who resist arrest or get violent, if he did neither of those things there should be a Garda career ruined.
 

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This eems to be another disturbing arrest by Garda. Michael McNamara, former Labour TD for Clare was arrested at his home by Garda on suspicion of drunk driving, it seems he was also pepper sprayed. He was taken to a police station, but passed the test there,and was released without charge.

Is this another Clare Daly sort of thing. It deserves immediate answers.Pepper spraying is being used too much- was used on an injured man at Irishtown ,Mayo recently and he fighting for his life,after an attack.He is still seriously ill.

https://t.co/f574BDXpET
Unless information other than what's in that report comes to light, I would not use the word "disturbing" in respect of this.
 

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Well so called erratic driving is used, but facts are the man was not drunk-bear in mind the limit is so low now,one pint would put you over the limit.
Fact is that pepper spray was used- that means very little given that it was used on a seriously ill man in Mayo fighting for his life following an assault.
 

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The man himself is not commenting on it and neither should we.

We simply do not have the information to properly form a view.

You can comment on something without having to form a view about it .If we followed your advice all normal conversation would end.
Is that what you want?
 

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The question is whether the use of pepper spray was warranted or not, and in the absence of any information on this, then this thread is pointless really.
 

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You can comment on something without having to form a view about it .If we followed your advice all normal conversation would end.
Is that what you want?
Well in your case perhaps yes Fieldy, though given your recent output I think the "normal" requirement would mean you would be allowed to chatter entirely freely.
 

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It is 'clare daly-esque' in that it has been leaked to the meeja.

Pepper spray ? Surely by the time they are using that you have to have threatened a garda or done something in the 'assault' range?

Surely there is a load of paperwork if you discharge it and don't have grounds for charges.

Sounds mad. Leak to meeja is ominus. Chap is a nobody compared to Deputy Daly, who, in fairness, is great value as a TD even if I don't agree with her much.

Christmas can make a lot of people go nuts...
 

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Wonder did the gardai release this information as they did in Clare Daly matter.Lets hear from Noirin.
 

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It is 'clare daly-esque' in that it has been leaked to the meeja.

Pepper spray ? Surely by the time they are using that you have to have threatened a garda or done something in the 'assault' range?

Surely there is a load of paperwork if you discharge it and don't have grounds for charges.

Sounds mad. Leak to meeja is ominus. Chap is a nobody compared to Deputy Daly, who, in fairness, is great value as a TD even if I don't agree with her much.

Christmas can make a lot of people go nuts...
well as I said it was used on a seriously assaulted man in Mayo recently. He was very ill, and was in Beaumont in Dublin for weeks after, I am sure the garda used it as he did not "surrender" fast enough. He was unable as he was in a coma ?
 

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The question is whether the use of pepper spray was warranted or not, and in the absence of any information on this, then this thread is pointless really.
Its not he was arrested on drunk driving matter, and is already proven to have under the limit- which is very low, one pint might put you over
 

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The question is whether the use of pepper spray was warranted or not, and in the absence of any information on this, then this thread is pointless really.
The question is what exactly happened.
It would be abnormal to arrest any man for alleged drink driving unless he was either in the car or seen getting out of the car.
 

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The question is whether the use of pepper spray was warranted or not, and in the absence of any information on this, then this thread is pointless really.
A man in his own home with no record of violence or indeed any record of any sort (excepting public service & unique for Labour -taking a principled stand).

Sounds at least bad policing.
 

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Also Eoin Coir is hardly an anarchist. The fact he has started this thread is a flag for me.
 

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Its not he was arrested on drunk driving matter, and is already proven to have under the limit- which is very low, one pint might put you over
The question is what exactly happened.
It would be abnormal to arrest any man for alleged drink driving unless he was either in the car or seen getting out of the car.
A man in his own home with no record of violence or indeed any record of any sort (excepting public service & unique for Labour -taking a principled stand).

Sounds at least bad policing.
May as well call it political policing. False news much?
 

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Can tell he is a barrister by the hair, where does that hair of an 8 year old toff thing come from exactly?

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Still looks like a mucksavage :)
 

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It is the duty of each one of us to obey the lawful instruction of a Guard without argument. All instructions by a guard are lawful until shown to be otherwise in a court of law.

If a TD or an ex-TD or an officer of the courts does not understand their duty in this regard, they are not fit to hold any public office.
 

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May as well call it political policing. False news much?
Something happened.
If it concerns a TD and the Gardai then the public have a right to know exactly what happened.
 

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Something happened.
If it concerns a TD and the Gardai then the public have a right to know exactly what happened.
I agree. But this is an ex TD, so therefore now a private individual like you or I, and no details to date on what exactly happened.
 


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