Protecting the Mass card monopoly

Two major criminals have been jailed for eight years for carrying out a drive-by shooting.

The two fired a shot into the home of a completely innocent woman and fired another shot as they passed a Garda car.

One of the two has 41 previous convictions.

Any citizen who sells a Mass card without the permission of a Catholic bishop faces up to ten years in prison and/or a €300,000 fine.