“I regard him as a political opponent, but I like him very much.”

In the Sunday Tribune, republished by the excellent Newshound, Suzanne Breen brought some, evidentially, much needed sanity to the recent tabloidesque coverage of Hugh Orde’s private life – and it’s worth pointing out that Orde still has, potentially, a substantial career ahead in law enforcement.. which such coverage might well have as a target

Let’s not get carried away. Orde’s police force might be an improvement, yet it’s far from squeaky clean. At Sean Hoey’s Omagh bomb trial, police lies were uncovered. Most recent paramilitary murders remain unsolved and the PSNI is useless at dealing with anti-social activity. There’s much more to tackle Orde about than his extra-marital activities.