SBP editorial: Naughten should have known better, and it’s time he admitted it

SBP editorial: Naughten should have known better, and it’s time he admitted it

Let us be clear from the outset. Denis Naughten revealed confidential and sensitive information to a lobbyist acting on behalf of Independent News and Media (INM) in relation to an INM acquisition that he, in his role as communications minister, had the power to veto, approve or delay.

Naughten, who is well-liked and well-respected in political circles, made a significant error of judgement. It is a mistake the minister should have immediately apologised for when...

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