Politicians need to be accountable
Published 05/02/2011 | 05:00
DERMOT C Clarke expresses a wish -- "Please God let there be a change" -- in the forthcoming election (Letters, February 4).
He "hopes to see an end" of the "lust for power", the "dynasties" and the "arrogance" of the party that has been in power "for most of eight decades".
While I agree with him that having one party in power for so long is the antithesis of democracy, I think the average Irish politician, irrespective of party, is no more or less prone to corruption than the average politician in any country.