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8 July 2004 Edition

A little inequality goes a long way

8 July 2004

The three-day jailing of a mother of seven last weekend, for failing to pay a seven-year-old television licence fine of €160, was an absolute, shameful disgrace. Gardaí called to Marie Connolly's door in Kildare last Saturday and refused to show mercy when she offered to pay half the fine on the spot and the other half three days later, after she had collected her Children's Allowance. Free article

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