Character Assassination And The Herald

AN SIONNACH FIONN

Without a single shred of evidence that could stand up in a court, apparently based upon nothing but hearsay and rumour, and driven by an obvious political agenda, the Herald newspaper has all but identified by name a woman working in the Law Library of Ireland that the tabloid alleges is a “suspected IRA recruiter”. And where does the Herald get its information? In one paragraph it is a “source”, in the next it is “sources”, yet we are not told who these people are. Are they fellow journalists? Members of An Garda Síochána? Politicians? Some bloke a Talbot Street hack met in a local pub?

And if serving Gardaí are the supposed “sources” why are they engaged in the unattributable defaming of an Irish citizen? Why are they acting outside the law, and their regulations, by passing on what one would presume…

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