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Words are important. They matter.

I have tried to defend the correct use of the word “refuteâ€? before (several times).
It is too good a word to allow its destruction unopposed.

I have also criticised the Minister for Health and the Health Service Executive over the failure to address the problem that is Clostridium difficile infections and lack of hygiene in Irish hospitals, HERE and HERE and HERE.

That abuse of language, misrepresentation and Clostridium difficile deaths should all appear in one report, indeed in one single sentence, is vindication.

Here is the sentence:

…refuted the suggestion that a marginal reduction in the amount spent had any connection with the issue of C difficileâ€?,