Colum Kenny: Scared in a bar, then bullied in cyberspace over story
Whatever your opinion on what is in the public interest, there's no excuse for attacking reporters, writes Colum Kenny
Published 05/08/2012 | 05:00
A cat may look at a queen. And a reporter may take a picture of a builder in a bar if she is acting in the public interest.
There is no excuse for threatening a journalist in a public place. Last week, Niamh Horan reported that a big builder had attacked her in Portugal when she snapped him having a drink.
He may feel that she invaded his privacy. The law may even agree that a pub, oddly enough, is not always public.