Monday 5 December 2016

Gene Kerrigan: Not the kind of stories one wants to see

In a land of 'stability', one scandal follows another. It's time to stop getting upset

Published 24/01/2016 | 02:30

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday

From time to time, we indulge in moral panics. Usually, this follows a startling scandal unearthed by the media - and often it's RTE that does the spadework.

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They send undercover reporters into nursing homes or hospitals with hidden cameras. We see things that upset us - perhaps we see the old being tied down or beaten up.

Or we see hospital corridors that look like something from a war movie.

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