The conflict between Quinn Direct and the Sunday Tribune has yet to be resolved, probably before a judge. The case has, however, revealed an interesting deal between the Gardai and the insurance company Axa Ireland.
According to the Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell the Gardai have a memorandum of understanding with Axa that gives the company a monopoly for towing away crashed vehicles.
It is likely, in our banana republic, that the terms and conditions attached to this ‘understanding’ between our police force and a private company are a state secret and so denied to ordinary citizens. Still, it would be nice to know.