Investigative Correspondent with the Irish Examiner Conor Ryan has recently been writing about some very dodgy practices in the greyhound racing industry.
Dog doping, fraud, falsification of documents are just some of the very serious allegations involved in the scandal.
One dog under scrutiny belongs to Noreen McManus, wife of JP McManus.
The bigger picture view of this scandal proves, once again, that things are done differently in Ireland in comparison with functional/accountable democracies.
This case is a shocking, but in no way surprising, example of how adept Irish officialdom (including the Guards) has become in looking the other way when it comes to allegation of serious corruption, no matter how strong the evidence.