Wednesday 20 September 2017

Miriam Donohoe: Political dynasties only knock public confidence further

WHEN Enda Kenny became Taoiseach two years ago this week he promised a new type of politics.

Public confidence in our democracy had been seriously dented after a string of tribunals exposed political corruption and unethical standards. After 13 years of domination by Fianna Fail, voters were looking forward to a new era.

Fine Gael and Labour were rightly critical of the ethos that existed in the Fianna Fail culture of appointing supporters to state bodies and the judiciary. Mr Kenny pledged the old ways of doing business would end. Reform in politics would be swiftly delivered.

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