How the law, politics and public fears collided

The Fianna Fail-Progressive Democrat coalition is this weekend reeling after the worst crisis since the coalition was returned to government four years ago.

3rd June, 2006

The Fianna Fail-Progressive Democrat coalition is this weekend reeling after the worst crisis since the coalition was returned to government four years ago.

Friday’s Supreme Court decision to allow the state’s appeal in the Mr A case may means that the prospect of the release of several sex offenders has been averted, but the government remains profoundly shaken by the issue that blew up over the past fortnight. It has again exposed the increasing liability...

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