Anglo trial shows that, once again, we refuse to do accountability
The collapse of the Anglo Irish Bank trial leaves an awful lot to be desired and a bad taste in people's mouths. Once again, Ireland refuses to do accountability.
As incidents of continued botched public maladministration abound - huge court awards for clinical failures in hospitals, false crime statistics, absentee banking regulation, undetected fraud and the inability of the office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement to properly gather crucial evidence - they all have one thing in common: No one ever loses their job.
Instead, some are facilitated in negotiating their own lucrative pension deals, and are allowed to continue to work on in a former role.