No more demeaning of public debate

4th November, 2018

Public representatives and officials need to be held to account when they make errors. Equally, they deserve to be treated fairly and with basic respect. There is a difference between asking hard questions and listening to the answers on one hand, and conducting a witch-hunt on the other.

Take the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice in November 2017. Speaking in the Dáil after Fitzgerald’s resignation, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it had been...

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