Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn, and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton are traitors to Ireland and its people.
They have come out and expressed full confidence in the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, despite the fact that the Garda Inspectorate Report found that Callinan had presided over a dysfunctional system with consistent and widespread breaches.
Here’s what Quinn had to say:
We have every confidence in somebody that says we have a part of the Garda Siochana system that isn’t working satisfactorily. They conducted a report into it and they’re now going to implement changes. That’s the action of somebody that’s very confident and comfortable in their own position.
This is a blatant and dishonest representation of the facts.
In a functional democracy such support for such a discredited police commissioner would spell an immediate end to any politician’s career.
But because Ireland is an intrinsically corrupt state, because it is a jurisdiction where political and personal principles are seen as disposable depending on whether you’re in or out of government, such rank hypocrisy is the norm.
I repeat, Quinn and Bruton are traitors to Ireland and its people.