Saturday 16 December 2017

Democracy struggling against cronyism and quangocracy

James Downey

James Downey

Let me give you a little glimpse of Irish democracy in action.

Heather Humphreys, the recently-appointed Minister for Arts etc etc, replied to a Dail question. It was a simple one: how much money did the Government give to the Irish Film Board in the last 10 years?

She replied: "I am informed that the extraction and compilation of the information requested by the deputy into tabular form would involve a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources, especially those of the Irish Film Board, which could not be justified in the circumstances."

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