The cesspool that is Irish politics



By Anthony Sheridan

Former Tanaiste Joan Burton has questioned the contradiction in statements made by the Garda Commissioner surrounding the Garda whistleblower.

Meanwhile, Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney has said people should take the Garda Commissioner at her word.

Here is an irrefutable fact.

If Burton were still in power she would be saying what Coveney is saying and if Coveney were in opposition he would be saying what Burton is saying.

Principles, integrity, honour, respect for democracy play no part whatsoever in the cesspool that is Irish politics.