Kevin Doyle: Without leaks this will be a secret society where authorities say nothing and hope we go away
Say nothing and they'll go away. That is more often than not the attitude of State authorities towards the media.
For a modern, open society that has moved on from the dark days when nobody could question the decency and trustworthiness of the parish priest, it's a strange phenomenon.
There is a reason journalists rely on leaks and it's this: Officialdom doesn't want us or you to know what really goes on.