1/16/2007

Fianna Fail Minister tries to free child rapist

I was disgusted to learn that Fianna Fail Minister for Labour Affairs Tony Killeen tried to secure the release of a convicted child rapist.

He has refused to resign despite the fact that his his Co Clare constituency office sent two letters to the Minister for Justice urging him to release this monster.



Mr Killeen insisted that he had only instructed his staff to write letters to the Irish Prison Service to draw attention to the poor health of his constituent Joseph Nugent, who was jailed for six years in 2002 for sex offences.

Another Clare TD, Pat Breen of Fine Gael was heavily criticised last October for making representations for an early release for Nugent in a Dáil question on behalf of Nugent's family.

Killeen maintains that he made this call on "humanitarian" grounds because Nugent has been assulted in prison and feared for his life.

Good! I am glad that he is not having a nice time in prison. He deserves it after the crimes that he committed!

Is this what voters can expect from Fianna Fail or Fine Gael Minsters? Soft on child abusers and rapists?

It is a sad indictment that they place the welfare of a convicted child rapist above the welfare of the general public.

This monster deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, his victim and the general public's interests come before his.

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