Louise Hannon (louisehannon1) wrote,
Louise Hannon
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Ignorance is bliss in the real world

A number of different events this week all have a common one word thread ;ignorance. I think that is the only word to describe them. When I say ignorance I mean that in the sense of rudeness and lack of knowledge combined.

Last night the Corrib gas tapes emerged.

(ROUGH TRANSCRIPTION OF 12:10 – 13:10)
Sgt James Gill: who is them two lassies, do you know the two of them?
Garda Hugh Egan: I don’t know the second one, the first one is Jerryanne O Sullivan. With blond hair
Unidentified Garda: she was up on the tractor earlier on.
Sgt James Gill: It'd do no harm to get the second ones name again?
Garda Hugh Egan: She’s some yank I don’t know who the fuck she is.
Unidentified Garda: is she a yank?
Garda Hugh Egan: it sounds like it, it sounds like it, the accent anyway
Unidentified Garda: sounds like a yank or Canadian
Garda Hugh Egan: Well who ever we’ll get Immigration fucking on her.
Sgt James Gill: she refused to give her name and address and told she would be arrested
Garda Hugh Egan:.......and deported
Sgt James Gill: And raped.
Garda Hugh Egan: I wouldn’t go that far yet Jim, She was living down at that crusty camp, fuck sake, you never know what you might get.
(All laugh)
Sgt James Gill: give me your name and address or I’ll rape you.
(All laugh)
Garda in back seat: hold it there, give me your name and address there, I’ll rape you
(All laugh)
Sgt James Gill: or I’ll definately rape you.
Unidentified Garda : will you be me friend on facebook?
(conversation continues about facebook use in the Garda Station)

Full audio
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25243246/GardaMayoAudioComplete.mp3

These men should be removed from the Gards to send out a strong messge to others that their attitude is completely unacceptable.

The second event was Ivor Callely being fined €60 for driving while holding a mobile phone. Presumably he knows the law but still denyed all knowledge.

The third was the revelation that the norths First Minister is attending his first Roman Catholic funeral in his life. What age is Peter Robinson and he is only doing this now? He is coming up to his 63rd birthday this December. Is it any wonder there is still hatred in the north?

A man’s ignorance is as much his private property, and as precious in his own eyes, as his family Bible —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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