Public trust must not be abused

The appalling mis-reporting of the circumstances surrounding the death of Liam Lawlor last weekend should prompt all media outlets in this country to examine how they go about their work.

29th October, 2005

The appalling mis-reporting of the circumstances surrounding the death of Liam Lawlor last weekend should prompt all media outlets in this country to examine how they go about their work. For many years, the Irish media - and newspapers in particular - have made a strong public case for the reform of the libel laws, which they - we - have rightly contended make it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to report adequately on...

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