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Should Kathleen Lynch Resign



kittyn

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Yes without question
 

cropbeye

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Yes but the same should have applied to Nora Owen before the electorate kicked her out

and the same should apply also to Tim Kileen T.D in Clare.
 

adamirer

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Sadly the standard has been set by Killeen being both re-elected and made a Junior Minister.
She shouldn't resign - but she should take a long hard look at herself.

Ypu'd think after the Sheedy afair, TDs would be a bit more copped on
 

Thac0man

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Without a doubt, YES. As this type of thing has happened before, there is zero excuse for her bahaviour.
 

pikey

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I dont think she should resign . Though the public should be asking

A : How prevalent is the practice of T.Ds making representations to judges ?
B : Should these representations be made public ?

Do P.ie posters think this is a once off ? Surely she wouldnt have considered doing it unless there were precedents .
 

The Red Rose of Cork

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No. there is no reason for her to resign as a TD as she holds her mandate from the people of Cork NC who can express their opinion at the general election. If she held a ministerial office then it might be a different matter.
 

Bom

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If it is found that she accepted money for writing that letter, then yes, she should resign.
 

mollox

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adamirer said:
Sadly the standard has been set by Killeen being both re-elected and made a Junior Minister.
She shouldn't resign - but she should take a long hard look at herself.

Ypu'd think after the Sheedy afair, TDs would be a bit more copped on
At least Kathleen Lynch personally knows the parents and seems to have made it clear in her letter that she didn't know the defendant.

Killeen, on the other hand, was churning out thousands of letters annually that he didn't even see or dictate, on behalf of people he didn't even know or meet. All done by his over-efficient office manager.

That said, Kathleen Lynch shouldn't have written any letter, particularly in such a serious case.

Time now to stop this stupid practice of TDs automatically writing letters to push petitions on behalf of constituents, which, in turn, require some civil servant to produce a reply, before binning the original TD letter.
TD then writes to constituent confirming his/her action, and duly taking credit if any good outcome ultimately for the constituent, even though that probably had nothing whatsoever to do with the TDs intervention.
It's an enormous circular industry that wastes time and money and much of it achieves nothing.

There should be new guidelines issued to TDs limiting the areas/types of intervention they may make. A sizeable cut in their stationery/postage allowances (e.g. no freepost envelopes) would be agood start.
 

baldur0300

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Of course she shouldn't resign. She has done absolutely nothing wrong.
 

colgan

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she was wrong obviously, but i dont think she should resign, she has apologised and I dont think it will do her any harm in the long run, maybe even make her think twice before doing something similar in the future.
 

returning officer

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baldur0300 said:
Of course she shouldn't resign. She has done absolutely nothing wrong.
I agree, but it's odd that it requires two Fianna Failers to support her. She acted properly through the defence counsel (unlike Bobby Molloy) and there is no evidence it was an automatic letter (unlike Killeen).
 
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Yes, she should resign, it is just wrong to do what she did! Frankly, it is disgusting!
This is the rape of two teenage girls! If she has any dignity or standards, she should resign
 

Goldwater

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She has not done anything illegal so she should not resign. However, it is typical of the liberal left to side with the criminal rather than the victim
 

pikey

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It would be hypocritical to punish her when its probably happened many times before .I say probably because apparently these representations are not always (ever?) made public .Its just lucky this particular judge thought it worthy of mention .
 
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pikey said:
It would be hypocritical to punish her when its probably happened many times before .I say probably because apparently these representations are not always (ever?) made public .Its just lucky this particular judge thought it worthy of mention .
Well, two wrongs do not make a right, thats it!
 
G

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Yes. She should go now. Her behaviour has been a disgrace. A female TD in a supposedly left wing party intervening on the side of a rapist...?!
 


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