Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.
I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .