Saturday 25 February 2017

Gardaí's priorities are open to question here

Editorial

Editorial

Gardaí’s priorities are open to question here
Gardaí’s priorities are open to question here

Last Wednesday, the Irish Independent reported that a former government minister was being investigated by gardaí amid allegations that he sexually abused children.

The report was manifestly in the public interest in a country where one in five women and one in six men have experienced contact sexual abuse in childhood.

Mindful of the constitutional presumption of innocence and the requirements of due process for all parties, the former minister and the alleged victims were not identified.

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