Stradbally, County Laois.
Olaf Tyransen interviews Ian Bailey in The Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic about his legal battles, his poetry, his life in Ireland and the decency of young guards.
You’ll like him.
Previously: Ian Bailey on Broadsheet
“you’ll like him” wife beaters are likeable types really..just a bit misunderstood in-he
Yes fair play Anne coming in on the wife beating angle, I mean that’s the real story here, he once hit his wife a few slaps, can you imagine it, he lost his head at least once over the years, in spite of a campaign and witch hunt of extraordinary vindictiveness by the French and Irish local government agents for years.
Ah yeah..What’s a few slaps.His tea probably wasn’t ready on time.
As I said, fair play for highlighting this, this is the real story here, someone lost their temper once, and thankfully we have you to remember it for ever and ever and ever and ever.
” he once hit his wife a few slaps”
“someone lost their temper once”
You’re not helping your argument with comments like this, it’s not acceptable to ever use violence on your significant other.
Who said it was?
In the context of an orchestrated campaign of state violence against the named individual it’s a footnote however, but thanks to Anne’s vigilance we can now focus on it as an integral part of the story, I stand corrected and am grateful to you also for your nagging conscience, without you I’d be a lost sheep out in the desert, thanks
your humble servant
“it’s not acceptable to ever use violence on your significant other.”
It’s not acceptable to ever use violence on anyone, anywhere
You didn’t say it snowy, but you certainly implied it. There’s no need to get so butthurt, you made a mistake it’s not the end of the world.
Brother b, you forget self defence.
There are bodies piled high around this country of women and children dead because “someone lost their temper once”.
Not once, in fact.
The “few slaps” came before the campaign and witch hunt etc.
And it wasn’t a few slaps. He put her into hospital.
And it wasn’t once.
great – make sure you tell us something else bad he did as well just in case we DON’T REMEMBER HOW TO JUDGE THE VERY VERY BAD MAN
I suggest 10 deep breaths, pause count to 10 and re-read your comments before posting….
I’m not judging him. And I don’t think it’s relevant. But downplaying domestic abuse isn’t really the way to go.
Agreed. Not your finest moment, snow.
But you know that.
Do you have a link or Is there an arrest or conviction related to this?…
Nevermind, they brushed over it in the clip.
It came out in his libel trial. And she used to whack him as well, imagine!
At which his wife and partner attended in support of him despite all their ups and down and of which he spoke frankly to the extent they were formerly inclined to drink too much and get physical with each other, along with the greater part of population the city Anne comes from
The wife must be built like a heavyweight boxer.
I’d have trouble putting him down.
Yeah a G n T or two and she turns into Rocky…as you do.
batin the missus is all the rage down the country all right…go away you clown
Don’t tell me you’ve never landed an uppercut yourself Anne I’d say you’re a divil
It doesn’t mean he killed anyone.
Yikes – that’s a lot edgier than I would have given Hot Press credit for.
Yeah but Olaf Tyranson’s always been edge-lord extraordinaire
Bizarre. Sounds like there were approximately 0.5 people in the audience.
Clashed with Madness!!
ah well then, surprised there was anyone there at all!
Would’ve been a better interviewee
FFS autocorrect off
Maybe they’ll ask you next year eh Frilly
There must be some aspect of the bake off that remains undiscussed
Frank, no? Your autocorrect is WAY off.
Púc yer right
It must be Dan in his jeans
The poetry is not great, he seems a bit egocentric but I wish him well with his troubles mostly for his wife’s sake.
Maybe Kevin Higgins could give him lessons…
1. The gardai completely and utterly messed up the initial murder investigation.
2. In light of he recent drink driving fraud, we must accept the possibility that the gardai have tried to set up an innocent man for the murder of that lady to make up for their inability to investigate the murder.
He’s a bit of a nasty git, that’s why he’s an easy fit up. The gardai not only ballsed up the investigation they ballsed up the frame job too.
Poor Sophie could have become another “missing person” statistic. My sympathy to her parents and son. Pity we haven’t a top level European police task force to come in and start from scratch., in such cases.