Thursday 20 July 2017

Compensation for Harney sticks in throat

I am sickened to read that former Tanaiste Mary Harney is to receive more than €450,000 in compensation for a radio slur made against her.

Ms Harney is right in vindicating her character; but seeking such compensation was incredibly disproportionate.

Nobody died, was injured or otherwise disadvantaged by the untrue comments and I cannot fathom the basis on which such a large claim could be justified. The irony is that for years Ms Harney pushed the neo-liberal economic agenda and we are now paying the price. Her bankrupt ideology has bankrupted the country.

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