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I was exonerated - but we must act to halt the avalanche of lies and vilification

In the interest of justice, we must change how our legislature, media and public interact

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PRIVILEGE: ‘The most egregious of unsupported defamation is walked into our national press wrapped in the cloak of Dail privilege’.
Photo: Frank Mc Grath

PRIVILEGE: ‘The most egregious of unsupported defamation is walked into our national press wrapped in the cloak of Dail privilege’. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

PRIVILEGE: ‘The most egregious of unsupported defamation is walked into our national press wrapped in the cloak of Dail privilege’. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Those who have their reputations wrongly destroyed in the avalanche of public opprobrium normally have no recourse.

You can't sue everybody. You can't chase down every lie and correct it. Especially as each falsehood, each misapprehension is a seed guaranteed to find fertile ground, to grow, to blossom and disperse progeny before you even know it has landed.


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