Gardai in Cork are investigating after a five year old child who was out playing found a substance resembling heroin on the street at an estate in Knocknaheeny on the northside of the city.
The promoters of last weekend’s All Together Now festival, along with gardaí and Waterford City Council, are to undertake a review of the event’s traffic management after the roads approaching the site came to a standstill for hours on Friday.
The evidence of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month about the controversial prosecution of a civilian Garda employee, has raised some serious questions.
Even in a post-truth, post-shame world, even in a world where alternative facts are trotted out as regularly as “unprecedented” October storms threaten homes and property, the conclusion reached by Mr Justice Peter Charleton that, despite his repeated denials, former garda commissioner Martin Callinan told a Dáil deputy in early 2014 that whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had sexually abused his family is deeply shocking. The allegation, and that is a very generous use of vocabulary, was of course false.