Thursday 23 February 2017

Some welcome clarity amid all the clamour



Michael Noonan: 'Let the chips fall where they will'
Michael Noonan: 'Let the chips fall where they will'

In retrospect, it is oddly fitting that it was the Dublin man Arthur Wellesley who first said the words: "Publish and be damned!" He was, of course, better known as the Duke of Wellington.

If events of the last few days in the Four Courts have shown us anything, it is that it is possible not to publish, yet be equally damned.

The clamour to criticise those who exercised caution, for fear of either defamation or breach of an injunction, reached breaking point as Justice Donald Binchy declared that the injunction granted to Denis O'Brien was never intended to restrict the reporting of Dáil proceedings.

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