Monday 16 July 2018

Behold these lords of our corporate culture

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal. Photo: Frank McGrath
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal. Photo: Frank McGrath
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

In this, at least, we are not alone. The corporate culture which has been evident at every point of this cervical cancer scandal is a global force, you might even call it a world religion.

God may be dead, but in the secular arrangements which have evolved, all that energy has to go somewhere. It seems that people will always have this urge to come together in a common belief-system, to claim that they possess some higher knowledge, to form a hierarchy.

No, in this we are not alone, though in Ireland we do have a very recent history of immersion in the ways of a religion, of being dominated by it.

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