Here’s what Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald had to say to new Garda recruits in Templemore today.
Courage is called for without any physical threat. Courage can be called for in the middle of a quite normal day. The courage to say ‘No’ if you believe the instruction is wrong.
The courage to cry halt to a practice that may have been going on forever, but that should stop right there and then.
If only the Minister had the courage to cry a halt to a practice that has been going on forever – the corrupt nexus between the body politic and the Gardai.