'What Government officials fear more'
If you doubt it, consider this... The Irish Police (Garda) can snoop on anybody including journalists and their sources (no watchers to watch the watchers etc). Gardai were bugging defendants lawyers for decades wink wink! Its amazing they have time, as they seem preoccupied with fabricating breathalyser tests, and setting up Garda whistleblowers (tainting them as pedos etc)...