Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service

Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service
Peter Casey: the challenge is to prove him wrong

By exposing ugly fissures in Irish society around Travellers and those on welfare, prejudice may become more visible and easier to fight

It was the worst election campaign in living memory, uninspired and dispiriting. The debates were tedious, the candidates tetchy, the issues mostly petty.

But if you thought that was bad, imagine what it would have been like without Peter Casey.

Casey was a loose cannon: he provoked a useful questioning of Michael D Higgins’s use of presidential resources, but his allegations were scattergun and often unsourced. He appeared refreshingly authentic, in that his speech was...

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