Over 35 years ago journalist Joe McAnthony was thrown out of Ireland because of his investigations into corruption. There are strong suggestions that the Gardai led the charge in forcing this journalist into exile.
Here’s his view on the Mahon Tribunal:
What we’ve had in Ireland over the years is a kind of collaboration between different powerful influences and they create a circumstance in which at times it’s virtually impossible to do anything.
Take the Ray Burke case. The story contained all the evidence for a criminal prosecution but there was no police investigation. I was visited by a detective and after asking me some questions he said:
Nothing will ever be done about this case
Nothing has changed in the last 35 years.