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Moral authority of ministers now all but exhausted

Eoin O'Malley


We expect politicians to show judgment and not to blunder around a large gathering without a clue, writes Eoin O'Malley

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It did not take long for Dara Calleary to recognise the scale of his misjudgment. Photo: PA Wire

It did not take long for Dara Calleary to recognise the scale of his misjudgment. Photo: PA Wire

It did not take long for Dara Calleary to recognise the scale of his misjudgment. Photo: PA Wire

We choose our political leaders for one thing. It's not policy expertise. No one can be expert in everything. Political leaders can draft in medics, scientists and other specialists for advice on different topics.

It's not to be good communicators. Few are any good as the steady stream of journalists taking up roles as political advisers shows.


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