Doing the rounds on social media ahead of tomorrow’s Irish Water protests is a Niall O’Connor ‘EXCLUSIVE’ in the Hedild.
It mirrors a piece by ‘Ace reporter’ Ken Foy of the Indo from July in which he hacked up a two year old Garda operation and vomited it onto the page.
The lads are not alone.
‘Operation Aughrim’ is an all-encompassing codeword for what appears to be regular Garda business that is wheeled out every few months for the purposes of filling blank boxes in between house ads and bikini pics.
Since 2012 we’ve seen it described as a special operation targeting “phone thefts” , “violent pickpockets“, “gay bashers” and mostly fueling race hate against the easiest target – Roma kids, or “wink, wink, migrants” as Ian O’Doherty and the other crime specialists in Denis O’Brien Towers probably call them over pints.