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Comment #1751887 by Ignoreland

Ignoreland Oct 30th 2013, 10:50 AM #

Those supporting him saying “it’s not a capital offence” or “give him a break” need to look at this case and then at the standards Irish people get from their politicians in general. We’re so tolerant of corruption or people acting like “cute hoors”. If we want the best leaders we have to hold them to account when they fall short. He’s attempted to cheat the system that he’s now supposed to have input into: that’s wrong. He should have resigned rather than face impeachment and in that way try and show some respect for the office he was elected to.

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TCD Students' Union president faces impeachment as students go to the polls

TCD Students' Union president faces impeachment as students go to the polls

The vote was called after Tom Lenihan, son of late former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, admitted to cheating in a exam shortly before he took on the role of SU President.

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    Favourite Peter O' Sullivan
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    Oct 30th 2013, 11:10 AM

    The effort, energy and anxiety it takes to cheat – seems to me you’d be better off putting the energy into cramming. It’s a mind set -someone who cheats and then seeks office deserves to be taught a lesson – gumption to cheat but not to study? He could have have failed and taken the shame like a man… That’s growing up. How many regular students have access to “Genuinely” Muriam on radio to do a public mea culpa ??? A move for an ulterior motive rather that remorse for his actions.

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    Oct 30th 2013, 11:36 AM

    In fairness to the lad at least all going well for him he will get a chance to vote for a senator unlike most of us.

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