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Welcome to dissatisfied Ireland: where the good facts are swamped by loudly shouted opinions

Conor Skehan


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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts

Is intolerance increasing? Is it stifling free trade in the marketplace of ideas? Is the claim of progressiveness the very thing that is holding us back?

Important social debates are increasingly fact-free and dominated by opinions. Opinions, increasingly, are enforced by mobbing — either by crowds on the streets or by coordinated online abuse.


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