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SF TD drunkenly abused Gardai


the secretary

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Sinn Féin TD apologises for drunken abuse of garda

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/sinn-fin-td-apologises-for-drunken-abuse-of-garda-36899230.html

I noticed this in the news today.
The TD was abusive to Gardai when drunk after they were investigating a compliant of loud noise coming from his house.

Yeah, sure we could all play the music loud at times but should a public rep be abusive to law our Gardai.
Shouldn't he be supportive of the Gardai?

Fair play, he has apologised which would obviously be surely expected.
Will there be a warning/disciplinary action taken by SF?
Will it affect his chances of re election?
SF have had their problems here before.
 
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Zoo.

Second time the blueshirts have tried to distract from their devastating handling of women's health with this nonsense story.

 

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Sinn Féin TD apologises for drunken abuse of garda

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/sinn-fin-td-apologises-for-drunken-abuse-of-garda-36899230.html

I noticed this today in the news.
The TD was abusive to Gardai when drunk after they were investigating a compliant of loud noise coming from his house.

Yeah sure we could all play the music loud at times but should a public rep be abusive to law our Gardai.
Shouldn't he be supportive of the Gardai?

Fair play he has apologised which would obviously be surely expected.
Will there be a warning/disciplinary action taken by SF?
Will it affect his chances of re election?
SF has had their problems here before
Is this what's called a test smear.
 

paulp

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Zoo.

Second time the blueshirts have tried to distract from their devastating handling of women's health with this nonsense story.

You might let everyone know what's allowed to be discussed on here when u get a chance
 

the secretary

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Zoo.

Second time the blueshirts have tried to distract from their devastating handling of women's health with this nonsense story.

Why the zoo?
Is it because he is a TD from your party and the negativity it raises makes you uncomfortable?

If it were a Lab/FF/FG TD then you woukd be all over this like a rash, pardon the pun.

Its news. You can't get it suppressed.
The constituents of Cork East should expect better from a public rep.
 
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No different from a FG Lawyer claiming he cannot blow into a Breathalyser becasue he suddenly realised he suffers from asthma.

Telling a Garda to F*** off isn't an offence but acting in a matter to disturb Public Order is.
 

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He should sack his solicitor.

He shouldn't have plead guilty, his home isn't a public place. It's very unlikely too that anyone would have involved themselves in a riot or an affray should they have heard the supposed abuse - which must be the danger present to prove the offence.
 

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What’s worse, telling a Garda to F off or threatening him with a transfer to a remote posting as some of our previous parliamentarians did.
 

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What’s worse, telling a Garda to F off or threatening him with a transfer to a remote posting as some of our previous parliamentarians did.
Not his first brush with the law though ....

Hardly the image Mary Lou wants in the ROI for her Nua Sinn Féin in the Post-Adams era. She has enough troubles with the rabble representing the party in N.I. Maybe this chap should be sent to another Parish somewhere in the 6 counties.
 

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Cllr. Paul Donnelly


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I'm so angry at your crocodile tears for women who have died of cervical cancer and who are dying today! YOU KNEW and still went ahead with the deal! Here's the proof from 2007 @fiannafailparty @FineGael @campaignforleo @MichealMartinTD #dubw

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"I shudder to think of the long term consequences" - Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD raising concerns about the outsourcing of cervical smear testing in 2008.

Concerns about the outsourcing of smear testing abroad were raised in the Dáil over ten years ago by the then Sinn Fein Health spokesperson, raising the issue from 2007 and 2008 as can be seen in the video below.
 

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Small man syndrome.

 

Gwannow

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Zoo.

Second time the blueshirts have tried to distract from their devastating handling of women's health with this nonsense story.

Yes and now they're raiding brothels in the Midlands - that will keep them busy; while their armed colleagues are protecting dangerous criminals who might be killed by other dangerous criminals. You couldn't make this stuff up.
 

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No different from a FG Lawyer claiming he cannot blow into a Breathalyser becasue he suddenly realised he suffers from asthma.

Telling a Garda to F*** off isn't an offence but acting in a matter to disturb Public Order is.
His behavior was described as threatening and abusive. Maybe it was the blue-shirt that triggered this thug!! He was convicted of drink driving 4 years ago. A model citizen. I hope FF run "a more prepared" Barbara Ahern again. She could easily win this seat.
 
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No different from a FG Lawyer claiming he cannot blow into a Breathalyser becasue he suddenly realised he suffers from asthma.

Telling a Garda to F*** off isn't an offence but acting in a matter to disturb Public Order is.
Wasn't that the former Labour TD in Clare McNamara?
 

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He should sack his solicitor.

He shouldn't have plead guilty, his home isn't a public place. It's very unlikely too that anyone would have involved themselves in a riot or an affray should they have heard the supposed abuse - which must be the danger present to prove the offence.
Was thinking the same thing myself. Unless the Gardai did the old sneaky trick of, asking him, to talk to them away for his guests outside the property. I have seen it done before, next thing you know its public place,

The act clearly states whats public

"“public place” includes—

(a) any highway,

(b) any outdoor area to which at the material time members of the public have or are permitted to have access, whether as of right or as a trespasser or otherwise, and which is used for public recreational purposes,

(c) any cemetery or churchyard,

(d) any premises or other place to which at the material time members of the public have or are permitted to have access, whether as of right or by express or implied permission, or whether on payment or otherwise, and

(e) any train, vessel or vehicle used for the carriage of persons for reward."
 
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Maranatha

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Small man syndrome.

SF should have sported him high heels like the rest of the women in the front row. You gotta be inclusive Gerry! :)
 

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Well at least he didn't shoot him or anything.. sniff
 
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