Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Average Joe showed us the real criminals

How predictable that the singular bravery of Dublin's 'Cementgate' protester Joe McNamara is met with a super-swift response, and the beleaguered worker is hauled before the courts before you can say 'revolution'.

Meanwhile, countless 'white-collar' fraudsters are protected from the arm of the law by their cosy contacts in the establishment.

Mr McNamara wasn't intending to incite a riot; his intention was to make a disrespectful and cosseted cabal of people in Leinster House actually take notice of the plebs beyond the gates.

In that, he succeeded and should be applauded for his valour.

As we face another winter with the certainty of some households unable to afford heating or lighting, perhaps even risking hypothermia, tell me again - exactly who are the criminals?

PATRICK WHELBAND

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