Final Edit 10 October 2019
I have to make this correction because this year I discovered that, though I have never lied, or been mistaken, about facts that I was witness to, I had formed, and have forcefully expressed, opinions that were incorrect in an environment made of hostility and acrimony, some of it deliberately provoked and sustained to agenda by third parties
However, facts are fixed things that remain inviolate regardless of opinion or agenda, each of us is entitled to been seen in the light of the person we really are, the life we have really lived and the choices we have really made.
These are excerpts from the affidavit of Former Garda Sergeant Alan Bailey which impressed, and shamed me with it’s honesty and neutrality I have no doubt that these statements are precise and truthful.
5. In either June or July of 1992 1 received information that there was a brothel
operating in a premises on the New Cabra Road. I obtained a search warrant
and, with other Gardai, carried out a search of this premises. There was one
male and one female present in the apartment. They were naked and in bed
6. I established that this female was the Applicant, originally from the Drumalee
Estate area on the North Circular Road. I discovered that she was then still
under sixteen years of age.
7. Although denying that she had had sex with the male with whom she was
found, the Applicant readily admitted that she was involved in prostitution both
in the premises that she was found and also on the streets. For her own
safety, and given her tender years, I removed the Applicant from the
8. The Applicant appeared at the Dublin Juvenile Court on that same day and, at
my request she was remanded to a place of safety. The Applicant was,
subsequently placed in foster care.
11. Over the following years I regularly found the Applicant actively engaged in
loitering for the purpose of prostitution in the Benburb Street area. On each
occasion I cautioned her and directed her to leave the area immediately.
Benburb Street is on the Northside of the Liffey 4 kilometers from Waterloo Road where I worked.
In my opinion both of these affidavits are as fair, neutral and accurate as it is reasonable to expect any person to be, I suggest reading them and forming your own conclusions about the facts:
Witness Affidavit in Respect of Waterloo Road filed 21 March 2019
Affidavit of Former Garda Sergeant Alan Bailey filed 5 March 2019
To say any more would amount to trying a case before the courts on social media.
I have formally requested a statement from Rachel Moran through her solicitor.
The true story should be told now, independent of opinion or agenda, and particularly independent of third parties who laugh all the way to the bank, and then stir it up some more, but there is no way I can write the true story on my own. There has been error and mitigation, on both sides and a deadlock where each side would have to lie in order to concede unilaterally to the other. Until both sides communicate, co-operate and face all the facts – that true story cannot be told at all. So that the best I can do is to admit that it needs to be and is overdue.
It also begs the question of why those who set themselves up in authority have never once made any attempt to achieve this. I cannot, in conscience, hold one person solely responsible for that failure.
…and hey, what a parable of the WHOLE spectrum of the sex work issue from elective fetish workers to a frightened young mum who submits to gang rape to get her children onto a boat that is unfit to cross the Med for a last chance at survival and freedom…because the only alternative is much, much, worse.