Elaine Byrne: These Garda scandals are straight out of Kafka

Elaine Byrne: These Garda scandals are straight out of Kafka

The story of the Garda Síochána and the government response to scandal echoes the bureacratic nightmare of Joseph K

Joseph K is arrested one morning, without warning. For what, he is never told. The legal proceedings against him take place in secret and without his participation. The more he tries to find out why, the more confused he becomes. He is faced with an incomprehensible bizarre legal system and a farcical bureaucracy. Joseph’s journey for truth forces him to confront a limitless number of low-ranking administrators, none of whom are able to inform him of his crime.

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