Public and press look for scapegoat in Mr A case

There was a lot of outrage expressed inside and outside Leinster House last week.

3rd June, 2006

There was a lot of outrage expressed inside and outside Leinster House last week. The cause of the outrage was the release of Mr A and the threatened release of those like him, convicted on the basis of a section of law now judged unconstitutional.

The targets of the outrage were the government, and the perception that Michael McDowell had failed to anticipate what might happen and had failed to react quickly enough once it...

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