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Alan Shatter exclusive: I'm surprised no one in GSOC has resigned

Former Justice Minister warns a free press has a central role to play as a public watchdog

24th January, 2016
There is some trouble in GSOC buildings in recent weeks Picture: Rollingnews

Just before Christmas, in conversation with Francesca Comyn of this newspaper, I remarked that in politics, on occasion, telling the truth gets you into trouble. As the latest GSOC furore blew up in recent days, I was reminded also of the importance when in public life of preserving a sense of irony and a balanced perspective and, more than anything else, a good sense of humour.

When addressing serious issues of importance, these can be...

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