A few tried to call time on garda corruption. Whistleblowers and opposition politicians numbered a handful. Our media, an organ of democracy all quiet. Investigative journalism in this country suffocated, through fear of forced redundancy.
A system is never perfect. A car will always need a mechanic, a person a doctor and a democracy a media fit for purpose.
What’s the point of a cardiac surgeon who knows there’s a block affecting the function of the heart but they clip your toe nails?
What’s the point of fooling ourselves we have a functioning democracy when the media aren’t even investigating the rot at the top?
Here is a link to the Greenslade blog concerning the enforced redundancy of investigative journalist, Gemma O’Doherty. It makes very interesting reading.