Favours and the law

There was a good example of the Irish attitude to law during the presidential campaign. A Dana supporter had parked on a space for the disabled and was challenged by a journalist.

I didn’t actually park there because the engine has to be turned off before you’re parked, I was only stopped.

But you got out and left it there?

No, my friend was taking it to the parking place but I wasn’t parked because the engine was running, it was only stopped.

I’ve raised over a hundred thousand for the IWA and I don’t think they’d mind me parking or stopping on their space for ten seconds.

The logic is – I’ve done favours for this organisation therefore I’m entitled to break the law without suffering consequences.