Independent TD Finian McGrath: ‘Very violent people had to be locked up in prison’

MICHAEL O’REGAN Very violent people had to be locked up in prison, Independent TD Finian McGrath told the Dáil in a debate on penal reform.“That is th(...)

World War Two graves in Normandy, France. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Bill offering a pardon and immunity from prosecution to soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight on the Allied side in World War II has (...)