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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).

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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.

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