Here's a bit of friendly advice
The propensity of some journalists (for example, Bruce Arnold's 'Impotent bank inquiry is product of a castrated Dail', Irish Independent, January 23) to attribute trenchant, sometimes controversial views, to "a friend" is disingenuous.
It calls to mind a cheeky incident some years ago when I was driving my young son and his seven-year-old contemporary. The latter announced that "So and so (another friend) told me to f*** off".
I responded: "Well there's no need for you to repeat it . . . nice people don't talk like that."