Harney gets €450,000 for libel on Newstalk

The mis-spoke happened on Tom Dunne’s show and involved Nell McCafferty. This volume of cash represents x 10 times the annual wage of someone on €45,0000. And I think that it is tax free. so you can effectively double its value.

I declare a bias as I contribute to Newstalk often and like the station.

I believe that libel awards should be constricted by law and codified carefully. The issue of apology and attempt to rectify the wrong done must be a major concern.

Harney as Health Minister was wrongheaded.

I think her legacy is the ban on bituminous coal when she was a Minister for State. I am glad she is no longer in Merrion Street