Scandal, outrage, and then silence
Last week the scandal of how vulnerable children were failed by the HSE hit the headlines.
This week we have another scandal, the incomprehensible failure of vulnerable patients by Tallaght Hospital.
Scandal follows scandal, failure follows failure. There is a pattern to it all. The revelation of terrible failures or abuses, heated arguments, calls for heads on plates, more reports and then silence. And so on to the next one.