I'm surprised nobody has picked up on this.
All hell broke loose on liveline on Friday last over the sudden withdrawal of the Court Support Services.
This voluntary organization, there are only 13 of them [all Female],
provide a friendly face and a helping hand to the victims of crime who have to attend court to give evidence etc as a result of crimes suffered by them personally or by loved ones.
They liaise by phone with these people, meet them, show them the ropes, explain what to expect and generally provide a human lifeline for people who find them in these intimidating surroundings through no fault of their own.
The get no pay, only 35 euro per day toward tea for clients and the odd taxi fare.
Those wonderful people in the Dept of Justice decided that they would get in on the act and set up a bit of an "establishment" around this little band of 13 women.
Before that bit of empire building could take place however they decided to
disband the whole service "temporarily" just before the new law term was about to resume.
They ordered these little ladies to hand back their phones and security passes by 4 pm on Friday last.
Is there one decent journalist in this accursed country with the interest or balls to find out what little Hitler is behind this, and why?