Are there times when the media intrudes too much on a family's grief?
This morning, the Sunday Independent had a big splash on Sara Nelligan's problem with drugs. To me, this sounds like media intrusion on a family's private grief. It is hard enough for the Nelligan family to cope with the death of their beloved daughter when this happens.
The Nelligan family, on Friday, asked for privacy at this time, yet the Sunday Independent saw fit to publish this story just for the sake of selling a few more copies than their rivals.
This is not the first time the Sunday Independetn invaded a grieving family at a sensative time.
They did it before after Liam Lawlor died by saying that the female companion who he was travelling with was a prostitute, and they did it last year when they published a story about the wife of one of the Gardai who was involved in the Abbeylara siege who died in childbirth.
Sometimes, I think the Sunday Independent oversteps the mark.