Thursday 19 January 2017

We were denied the awful truth

Published 11/11/2010 | 05:00

THE revelation today that, four years ago, senior Irish civil servants were able to prevent the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development from giving a clear warning to the people that a property crash was on the way does little credit to the officials' respect for the public they served, nor to the independent status of the OECD.

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Department of Finance officials would not allow a team of experts, who came here to study the economy, to report their finding that the boom had already ended.

This tells us that the Department of Finance deliberately hid the truth from the Irish people and that the OECD is not as objective and independent as we thought.

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