Wednesday 21 February 2018

Gene Kerrigan: Not the kind of stories one wants to see

In a land of 'stability', one scandal follows another. It's time to stop getting upset

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

From time to time, we indulge in moral panics. Usually, this follows a startling scandal unearthed by the media - and often it's RTE that does the spadework.

They send undercover reporters into nursing homes or hospitals with hidden cameras. We see things that upset us - perhaps we see the old being tied down or beaten up.

Or we see hospital corridors that look like something from a war movie.

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