State, Law and the Guards

One of the key ideas, tenaciously defended by the entire political establishment and ALL the mainstream media is that the law courts, the judges and the police are neutral.

State, Law and the Guards

One of the key ideas, tenaciously defended by the entire political establishment and ALL the mainstream media is that the law courts, the judges and the police are neutral. By ‘neutral’ they mean above or independent of politics, above or independent of social classes and above or independent of all interest groups. They simply enforce […]

Fine Gael’s Law and Order offensive

Kieran Allen argues that Special Criminal Courts will only help Fine Gael’s law and order image but will not defeat crime.

Fine Gael’s Law and Order offensive

Kieran Allen argues that Special Criminal Courts will only help Fine Gael’s law and order image but will not defeat crime. Masked police in balaclavas. Police checkpoints with armed sub-machine guns.  Headlines screaming ‘A City Gripped by Fear’. It’s not Mexico City but Dublin days before a general election. The Department of Justice pressed the […]