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Thread: Taoiseach's Nephew Jailed....

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    Default Taoiseach's Nephew Jailed....

    The Taoiseach's Nephew has been jailed for crimes including car theft, burglary and driving while under the influence of drugs. It seems he's been having problems as a youth and hopefully this sentence might jolt him straight.

    The court heard that in February 2011, Hastings was charged with unlawful entry of a house and the theft of a small sum of money. On a later date that month he was charged with stealing two cans of cider from a local Centra.

    On March 1, 2011, he was charged with entering another home of a local man and taking car keys. He then unlawfully took the car while under the influence of benzodiazepines.

    He had no licence or insurance at the time.

    Two months later, on May 13, 2011, he was charged with, once again, unlawfully entering a home, stealing car keys and taking the vehicle.

    He had no licence or insurance at the time.

    On the same date, he caused criminal damage to a wall of a local house and also stole a mountain bike.

    While he remained out of trouble for close to a year, Hastings was charged with stealing a crate of Dutch Gold beer from Tesco in Swinford on May 3, 2012.
    Taoiseach's nephew jailed for burglary, drugs and car theft - Independent.ie

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    Sign of a healthy democracy, if you ask me.

    In many countries he might never have been charged, let alone gaoled.
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    Poor lad. It looks like he has had a tough life.

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    Stories like this always invoke the 'Am I my brothers keeper' response from me. They only reason a story like this is brought to national prominence is solely down to the fact of who he's related to.
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    I'd enjoy this thread a lot more without the middle word in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Stories like this always invoke the 'Am I my brothers keeper' response from me. They only reason a story like this is brought to national prominence is solely down to the fact of who he's related to.
    I agree - but you can't expect to use the media for spinning stories one day without expecting something like this in reply.

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    'Very promising rugby career', somehow I don't think so.

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    should we start a thread on every nephew that is jailed? and what about niece's? sexual discrimination

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Sign of a healthy democracy, if you ask me.

    In many countries he might never have been charged, let alone gaoled.
    or this country, 30 years ago ...

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    Are we sure this story is true? - there is no mention of it on the RTE website.

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