It’s time to back off: Bailey has been punished enough

It’s time to back off: Bailey has been punished enough

The #SwingGate TD deserved ridicule, but online shaming of this magnitude can be more damaging than any formal sanction

Silly season is the name given by the media to the late summer period, because of the scarcity of hard news during the parliamentary and court holidays. There can be mini silly seasons elsewhere during the year, but the weekend of a double election is not normally one of them.

Here are some of the big stories of last weekend: the Green surge; the Sinn Féin collapse; the surprising resilience of Fine Gael; the Dublin...

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