Different standards

The following is how Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell reacted to Independent Newspapers treatment of the Liam Lawlor story.

‘It was grossly offensive, it was cruel and it was utterly lacking in any foundation in fact…apologies in the circumstances will never undo the trauma.â€?

In contrast, his reaction to his solicitor peers after they were found to have robbed their vulnerable clients of thousands was – Silence.