In his wonderful autobiography A Shared Home Place the late Seamus Mallon warned that if, after a narrow vote, a united Ireland was imposed on those averse to the idea that “we would be doing to them what they did to us”.
Gardaí working in the Cork City Division say they are weighed down with paperwork, understaffed in comparison with other divisions, and have been stripped of frontline officers who have not been replaced when transferred to new specialist units.
Gardaí investigating the death of a homeless man in Cork city this morning have called on any witnesses to come forward, and say there may have been a disturbance at the scene of the attack in the hours leading up to the fatal assault.
Three young children were found in a highly distressed state at a house party in Carrigaline where gardaí found many empty beer cans and drug paraphernalia including needles, tinfoil and burnt spoons on the floor.
MY wife stood up, said “I can’t take this any more”, and walked out the door. I was left sitting in Costa with our son, his little friend from school and that friend’s dad. Myself and Other Dad shared a knowing glance and got back to talking about tracksuit quality.