David Quinn: O Cuiv's isolation exposes our double standards over silencing of clerics
Eamon O Cuiv has been told by his party that he should not speak again in public on the issue of the fiscal treaty and he has agreed to this.
The manner in which O Cuiv has been dealt with by the Fianna Fail leadership is extremely reminiscent of the way in which certain priests and theologians have been dealt with in recent times by the Vatican.
However, while those priests and theologians have plenty of defenders who are protesting their right to speak their mind, precious few are demanding this same right for O Cuiv. Odd that.