Friday 24 November 2017

Anne Harris: Please don't stand so close to me

Those who have been willing to speak out against Denis O'Brien's links to Fine Gael have done the State some service, writes Anne Harris

GOOD things happened last week. Things that show that democracy is still a robust child in Ireland.



The women -- Lucinda Creighton and Joan Burton -- who belled the cat of the New York Stock Exchange, were not left standing out in the cold on their own. Brendan Howlin, like some unassailable catechist, joined them: his language -- appropriately for this Lenten period -- accessible to all

"There should be consequences" for people, well known or otherwise, he said, "against whom adverse findings are adduced by a tribunal of inquiry"!

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