Couldn’t agree more. The problem is that most Irish voters have a sneaking admiration for gangsters of this type (witness Michael Lowrey in Tipp North). Is it that these eejit voters think some of the ill-gotten gains will rub off on them? We know it’s not any kind of “good on ye’ mate” because that is not the Irish way (begrudgery replaces that). Is it that these peasants have a slave-like adulation of their masters (legacy of 700 years of occupation?)?. Is it plain stupidity? I defeats me anyway.
I’m 62 now and I’m mesmerized at the imbecility of the Irish voter – the idea that Fine Gael would offer a viable alternative to the FF…er party beggars belief. FG are more crooked, not less than FF! Labour have taken the soup (and smoked salmon) and are, in the words of Gilmore (referring to Frog Cowan), economic traitors to their electorate.
But who will take the pensions off the criminal TDs / MEPs? …Other TDs? …I doubt it – they know only too well that such a move may rebound if they engage in dog-eat-dog tactics. Just as Irish doctors don’t challenge their peers and Irish lawyers didn’t challenge their peers when they are proved corrupt I cannot see shister-TDs doing any different. It’ll alway be the inside-elite -v- the decent people. The only way is to remove the insider-elite from power via a ULA-led government. Next time? We can hope I suppose. Maybe the Irish will wake up and vote in their first ever left-wing government who will represent their interests (rather than the interests of tyhe insider-elite)? Currently, Ireland is the only country in Europe that never had a left-wing government!!!