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Pat Leahy: The Taoiseach has never explained why the garda commissioner resigned – or was sacked. He may soon have to

Among the charges that the water charges protesters, and their political representatives in the Dáil, have been making since the arrest of Paul Murphy and others is that they are the victims of “political policing” - that is to say, they assert the G

1st March, 2015
Gerared Crowley cartoon

Despite the apparent casualness with which the charge has been flung about, it is an enormously serious one. Were it to be the case that the Gardaí were acting on instructions from the government to pursue its political opponents, it would be difficult to think of something which would more undermine our democracy. I mean this in a serious and literal sense, rather than in the sense it is usually bounced around in political debate....

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