Eire "Liberals" have not been consistent on this issue.At that point the debate became a general argument about the right of employers to discipline employees for outside behaviour which affects the company, both in NI and in the Republic, i.e. it moved away from sectarian issues into something far more generalised.
When Tommy Doherty, the manager of Manchester United football club, was sacked for having an affair with the physio's wife, none of our Eire "Liberals" jumped to his defense even though there was no evidence that he had been bonking on the Company's premises or during his working hours.
When Glen Hoddle was sacked from his job as manager of the England soccer team for saying in public that disabled people are disabled because they are being punished for misdeeds done in an earlier life, none of our Eire "Liberals" jumped to his defence.
If a teacher in a Jewish school in London were sacked for his having taken part in a Nazi march through London, it is unlikely that any Eire "Liberals" would jump to his defence. A few years ago, two Irish international footballers lost their places on the team because of behaviour totally unrelated to football, there was no outcry from the Eire "Liberals."
When the Ulster Council of the GAA expelled its former full-time Secretary for behaviour totally unrelated to the GAA, there was no outcry from the "Liberals" of Eire.