Cheating at elections is now the accepted norm

Letter in Today’s Irish Times


In the opinion of the Supreme Court, the Government wrongfully placed the rights of those in favour of the campaign over those against it (Front page, December 12th).

However, it seems that there are no sanctions in place for this breach of a constitutional principle.

If this continues to be the case, what is to stop the Government from committing the same act in knowledge that the electorate’s only recourse is to apply to the courts after the ballots are counted?

Yours, etc,
Simon Treanor

This is a good question that has a very simple answer.

Irish governments have become so undemocratic over the years that cheating at elections, ignoring the Constitution and breaking the law when it suits are all now accepted parts of doing (corrupt) politics