Tuesday 12 December 2017

Paul Williams: Five years on, we know who's been 'mucking around'

Finance Minister Michael Noonan
Finance Minister Michael Noonan

Paul Williams

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has coined a new phrase when it comes to public-service journalism – he calls it "mucking around".

Apparently, our Anglo Tapes investigation, which stirred the nation to anger and made headlines worldwide, was a bit of "mucking around".

"Mucking around" is the new government-sponsored phrase to describe publicising information that a public, already weighed down under mountains of debt, really needs to know about.

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