'Daily Star' editor in public spectacle over privacy laws
DAILY Star editor Ger Colleran is not a man known for mincing his words on privacy or other issues. This hasn't endeared him to Martin Long of the Catholic Communications Office.
"We had too much privacy in this country. We should have had less privacy in respect of clerical abuse of children, when they were screaming in every presbytery all over the country," said Ger in a Prime Time broadcast on Government plans to introduce laws to protect "citizens" from media invasion.
Mr Colleran is right. There is far too much privacy. It's what has protected the banks, the legal profession and the politicians - and it did play a major part in protecting the clergy.