Zappone commands the moral high ground, unlike so many ministers
It was surprising to hear Children's Minister Katherine Zappone say that she was doing what she was doing with regard to the Tuam babies scandal, because it was right.
This seems almost unprecedented for a politician in Ireland. Ms Zappone did likewise with regard to problems with Scouting Ireland; she did what was clearly right. We owe her a sincere thanks for doing the right thing in such matters, rather than opting for the "pragmatic" or typical "cute hoor" option many of our politicians opt for.
In our recent Budget it was clear climate change needed to be seriously addressed, yet the Cabinet opted for doing virtually nothing significant due to lobbying by vested interests.