Children have been arrested using a huge force of Gardai and while the ‘paper of record’ and the INDO have reported the arrests they have failed to comment on this state of affairs. Are these incidents – with more to follow it seems – such a very unusual occurrence that the named media can pass over them without comment?
Such a huge force of police to arrest children contrasts very badly with the invitations issued to bankers to attend Garda stations for questioning on the economic cataclysm visited on families and communities across Ireland – particularly on the very families & communities that these children hail from.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the arrest of children is more to do with intimidating those communities opposed to the infliction of even more austerity on the very communities who have borne the brunt of the economic recession and who were NOT responsible for the reckless lending of German, British, French and Irish Banks.
Let Sporus tremble –”What? that thing of silk,
Sporus, that mere white curd of ass’s milk?
Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?”
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings;
Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
Yet wit ne’er tastes, and beauty ne’er enjoys,