GERARD HOWLIN: Legislation — as promised — is the only way for open disclosure

Legal change wouldn’t ever have come in time for Vicky Phelan, but its implementation, when promised, may have influenced the handling of her case, writes Gerard Howlin

Whatever the ethics of the issue, there was no legal requirement to provide a duty of candour

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