|The importance of reading the small print||| Print ||
|Sunday, 05 February 2012|
Dublin North Central Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin learned the hard way this week the importance of reading a document before agreeing to it, when he found that he had supported a party motion that called for senior civil servants to be monitored for ‘inappropriate deference’ to the Catholic Church.
After Catholic commentators had accused the Labour Party of an anti-Catholic bias, Mr Ó Riordáin admitted he had not read the entire report but did support the main thrust, that there should be discussion of the relationship between all the churches and the State. The offending words will not, he said, appear in any motion being tabled at the Labour Party national conference.