Inquiry has to be transparent
Published 20/01/2010 | 05:00
THE Government has responded to the call for a full, transparent inquiry into the banking collapse and has come up with what the Green Party leader describes as "a hybrid between public and private", with which he proclaims himself very pleased.
Whether the public will regard the hybrid as sufficiently transparent -- and be just as pleased as John Gormley -- remains to be seen.
Government spokespersons have been citing the Murphy report into clerical child abuse as an ideal model for a speedy and cost-effective inquiry, which they say they have tried to replicate.