The tale of my two friends and their Garda brothers

Unfortunately we live in a country where who you know still seems the way to get things done, writes Martha Kearns.

18th May, 2013
We are a people who seem to pride ourselves on getting one over on 'the man'.

I have two friends who have brothers who are gardaí. Down through the years, both of them have regularly bragged about how their big brothers could get them out of various spots of bother. It was never anything "serious" - a cancelled fine, a speeding notice going astray in the post, last-minute forms getting stamped.

I was in a car with one of them a few years ago and, when I asked him to...

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