Wednesday 7 December 2016

Saying sorry is one thing -- but HSE heads must still roll

Published 30/10/2010 | 05:00

It was a rare thing indeed in Irish society -- the issuing of a public apology; one which we were told was unreserved and unequivocal.

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It didn't come from a government minister, sorry for driving to Farmleigh in a black Merc. It wasn't a banker sorry for costing us billions; nor a property developer who cost us even more; nor the head of a semi-state who travelled first-class all around the world on taxpayers' euros. Nor was it from a bishop apologising "if" he had failed in his duties.

In fact, it was the Health Service Executive and the HSE was saying sorry to the six children in the Roscommon abuse case.

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