Liam Lawlor and the story that never was

Alarm bells rang in the heads of experienced journalists as soon as they read The Sunday Independent and The Observer last Sunday.

29th October, 2005

Alarm bells rang in the heads of experienced journalists as soon as they read The Sunday Independent and The Observer last Sunday.

One colleague was 35,000 feet above northern Spain on a flight from Madrid to Dublin when the Sunday Independent was distributed.

He turned to his wife and told her he was convinced the story was wrong. It was the way things were phrased; there was something strange about the way the stories were written.

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