In last Sunday's Business Post Praveen Halapannavar's solicitor is cited as saying he drip fed stories to media to maximise media exposure (sorry can't give full link to story as its subscription based access). He is cited as saying he *held back* elements of the story.
The Sunday Business Post
Last week Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced a report into the Magdalene laundries next month. This should be done. In fact it should have been done years ago. Which begs the question if this is also being "held back" to coincide with planned abortion legislation?
This week RTE & The Irish Times (which on social issues back Labour and liberal side of FG) suddenly play up a story about rebel priest Father Flannery who is complaining that the Vatican are trying to keep the catholici church catholic. Father Flannery's position has been known for over a year. So why is it being given traction now? Is it a coincidence that a fully fledged abortion debate is under way?
At the same time the huge pro life demonstration on Saturday was downplayed getting far less coverage than the barely 1000 pro choice vigil before the Dail in November.
It's hard to believe all this is coincidence.