Halligan was right to ask questions
I do not agree with the campaign against John Halligan. It is the right of any employer, even stronger, it is a duty to his or her company, to ascertain whether or not the potential employee will be able to perform his or her job properly.
When living off public money paid by decent taxpayers, this duty is even more important. If any candidate might have to take extra time off because of recurring illness, children, distant family, caring for elderly parents or anything else, it would be irresponsible not to ask such questions.
I also believe that such a person would probably not have the nerve to apply for a job in private industry where achieving targets is serious and important to the company’s future. Richard Barton
Maynooth Co Kildare