Tuesday 13 November 2018

Official Ireland is now officially bad for your health

Another day, another scandal: Tony O'Brien was head of the National Screening Service when dangers of outsourcing smear tests were raised in 2008. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Another day, another scandal: Tony O'Brien was head of the National Screening Service when dangers of outsourcing smear tests were raised in 2008. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

'You can gaze out the window, get mad and get and get madder/ Throw your hands in the air in and say what does it matter?"

Whenever an Irish scandal breaks, it hard not to think of John Prine and the lyrics from 'Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)'.

We're so used to incompetence and ass-covering from the official institutions of this State that it's hard to stay mad at all of them, because that would simply take up all of your day.

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