Anything Good In The Phoenix?

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The Phoenix magazine today asserts that Sally and Tom Fitzgerald – after having been told by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald that the Justice Department will review the Garda investigation into their daughter Kate’s death – are unlikely to “open a second front in their pursuit of the facts about the death”.

The ‘second front’ the magazine is referring to is how The Irish Times issued an apology to Kate’s employer, The Communications Clinic, after it published an article identifying Kate as the author of a previous anonymous article in which, among other things, Kate wrote about how she suffered from depression and detailed how she was treated at her workplace.

Along with the apology, The Irish Times stated Kate’s original article contained “significant assertions which were not factual”.

Later, the Irish Times blacked out the article in its entirety on the newspaper’s online archive.

To this day, Kate’s parents do not know what ‘assertions were not factual’.

Further to this, The Phoenix also writes:

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Um.

The Phoenix Magazine (Facebook)

Terry Prone On Frances Fitzgerald (Irish Independent, May 2014)

Previously: Kate Fitzgerald on Broadsheet

15 thoughts on “Anything Good In The Phoenix?

    1. Zynks

      Will she have the courage to block the investigation now that her link with Prone & Co has come out? Awkward stuff.

      1. Sniffin

        Bit of a tautology there, all parasites are malignant to their hosts. Anyway, it’s nice to be employed. Some people end up working in public relations. It’s okay to have a job.

        1. Ahjayzis

          The damage the likes of Prone and her ilk (there’s another one for you ;) and her ideology of what ‘communications’ means – namely the exact opposite of it’s original meaning, has done a lot of damage to the quality of public debate, official accountability and political engagement in this country though.

          It’s okay by me if everyone engaged in it ended up on the dole.

    1. Alfred E. Neumann

      Leave the poor girl alone. Everything I’ve read suggests she was a decent person, and her job doesn’t change that.

  1. Anne

    The Phoenix magazine today asserts that Sally and Tom Fitzgerald – after having been told by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald that the Justice Department will review the Garda investigation into their daughter Kate’s death – are unlikely to “open a second front in their pursuit of the facts about the death”.

    The minister said that bit in quotes there?

    1. Llareggub

      I read over that longwinded sentence a couple of times – it lacks clarity and makes it sound like Sally and Tom said that.

      1. Anne

        Two hyphens, substitute a parentheses right?
        Makes even less sense if you read before the first hyphen and after the second..
        (i.e. if you don’t read the hyphenated bit)

        Can’t make head nor tail of it.

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