In the wake of Peter Hain’s resignation, P O’Neill notes it was a referral to the Metropolitan Police that forced his hand, whereas the worst an Irish politician can expect is a referral to a tribunal. It is, he argues, the Irish way to let our politicians off lightly for flagrant breaches of public trust.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty