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The Charleton Report

As possibly the only journalist in Ireland to have covered two Garda tribunals of inquiry in their entirety, I should probably say a few words about what will probably come to be known in shorthand as the Charleton Tribunal. For starters, although I’d be glad to do so, it’s deeply unlikely I will cover a third Garda inquiry. The Morris and Smithwick tribunals — Morris in particular — occurred under… Read Article →

Job application

Dear Madam, I wish to apply for the position of Thursday Columnist, which I understand had recently become vacant. I believe I possess many of the requisite characteristics for the job, chiefly the fact that although I hung round a tribunal for five years, I have never lied to a sworn public inquiry. I’ve also got a Twitter account and a Facebook page, so I’m down with the kids, which… Read Article →