• I am totally dismayed at the latest extension of the time allowed for investigation into the alleged Anglo Irish Bank share support scheme.
President Obama is addressing gun control in the US less than two months after the massacre at Sandy Hook school. In the UK, authorities have issued a report on the Jimmy Savile scandal in less than four months, covering a period of over 25 years and more than 400 complainants.
Here, meanwhile, a judge of the High Court has allowed an extension for a fourth year into the investigation of an scheme to support the price of Anglo shares.
The fact that it is taking the State nearly five years to try to get to the bottom of this leaves one near total despair.
Dalkey, Co Dublin