Sham Seanad elections

There was no surprise recently when it was revealed that political parties having been breaking the law for years by manipulating Seanad elections.

The same lack of surprise can be expected at a report in today’s Irish Examiner that hotelier Luke Moriarty has written to several councillors and TDs, on Fianna Fail headed paper, offering to buy their votes.

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, a Roscommon councillor, said he was shocked at this brazen attempt to buy his vote.

“All it has done is copper-fasten my opinion that this whole election campaign is a sham and costing a fortune and I don’t see how we are going to get better policy out of it.”