Into the Abyss
Deaglán de Bréadún
Looking at the boyish face of that noble young Garda killed in Co Donegal brings home how far into the abyss this country has gone. It also reinforces my point about the decline and semi-disgrace of the Church not being good news as it leaves this society without a moral compass. I am not a religious person but I recognise the value of people whose role is to set out standards of behaviour. Unfortunately, with regard to the child abuse scandal, those standards were flouted by some of the standard-bearers themselves. Resign the lot of you and let us start again like the Twelve Apostles did way back when.