Kenny can learn from Bruton's pane of glass
Published 27/04/2015 | 02:30
The claims and counter-claims around the sale of assets by IBRC continue.
The protagonists in the Siteserv affair all appear happy to set out their side of the story. Even critics have failed to pinpoint actual wrongdoing. Yet the facts have still not all been set out clearly for the public to make an assessment.
The Department of Finance has flip-flopped on simply publishing all the documents pertaining to these matters.
The Government has flimflammed on how to probe the various deals to assuage public concerns.
A poor relationship between the IBRC and the Department of Finance, including tensions between two former Fine Gael colleagues, Finance Minister Michael Noonan and a predecessor of his on Merrion Street, Alan Dukes, have exacerbated the problem.
Noonan and Dukes were cabinet ministers under former Taoiseach John Bruton, who professed to operate behind a pane of glass to provide the public with a government of openness, transparency and accountability.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been found wanting in accepting the need to provide straight answers to the public.