Monday 25 September 2017

Lack of transparency at heart of government

Brendan Howlin: making same mistakes as the last government
Brendan Howlin: making same mistakes as the last government

* The thought process behind decision-making at government level would surely make for a riveting thesis for some PhD student because it is so utterly baffling to normal people.

Take two different examples, which are both linked to Brendan Howlin's role as Minister for Public Expenditure.

Firstly, he attempted to insert a last-minute amendment to freedom of information (FOI) legislation that would apply a fee of €15 for each question.

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