Telling the truth is so hard to do

Considering the haphazard way in which the Ray Burke scandal broke in the Republic, only with the emergence of a single determined whistleblower James Gogarty, David Adams weighs the chances of anyone telling the truth in Northern Ireland, and finds them as remote as ever.

  • peteb

    It’s another of David Adams’ excellent articles, Mick.. originally published in the Irish Times back in June

  • Eoin Bairéad

    And James Gogarty died yesterday – aged 88. An excellent whistle-blower, and a fine gentleman.

  • spirit-level

    A truth process ought not to be limited to investigating who committed which acts of violence; but a genuine attempt to separate Perception from Reality.