Saturday 18 November 2017

Shane Ross: Cronies win quangos a reprieve

Shane Ross

The quangos are dead. Long live the quangos. What a quango cull. Ireland's semi-states will never be the same again. Irish politics has been transformed. There is even new blood in the judiciary. While FG and Labour puritans are cleaning up the semi-states, Fine Gael and Labour loyalists are simply cleaning up.

The old abuses have gone. New abuses have been invented. Fianna Fail political patronage is over. The squeaky-clean Coalition's appointments to quangos will be made 'on merit'. Business will benefit. There will be no more FAS scandals. CIE breaches of procurement are a relic of the past.

In recent weeks, I keep spotting the names of people whom I know personally landing on the boards of quangos.

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