Irish Water: Bad old days are not water under the bridge yet
Bad old days are not water under the bridge yet
Reform and accountability have dominated the nation's attention recently. We've had the Central Remedial Clinic scandal, the City of Culture fracas, the debate about civil service accountability -- and now Irish Water's disclosure that it spent almost €50m on consultants alone in its first year of operation and hired some of these consultants into their organisation.
These stories paint pictures of the kind of behaviour most of us hoped, if not quite believed, were behind us as a country.