News Editorial

Saturday 10 December 2016

Accountability first rule of responsibility

Published 16/11/2012 | 05:00

YOU'D sometimes wonder who actually elects our Dail deputies, because it is very rare to hear anything approaching a kind word said about them, or a rational discourse on their function or value.

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Myths about their greed, shiftiness and laziness are legion and are retold and added to in hostelries up and down the land, day in and day out.

The role of our political class in the current economic slump, which has been washing up at our doorways for four years, can be debated until the cows come home, and regularly is.

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