Tuesday 17 July 2018

Irish Water muddying democracy

No notes or records were kept at a series of high-level Irish Water meetings in 2012 between the then Environment Minister Phil Hogan and the Bord Gáis chairwoman, Rose Hynes
No notes or records were kept at a series of high-level Irish Water meetings in 2012 between the then Environment Minister Phil Hogan and the Bord Gáis chairwoman, Rose Hynes
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It is beyond beggaring belief that a publicly-funded institution such as Irish Water has held a series of operational meetings, including scheduled meetings with its then sponsoring minister (Phil Hogan) - and that no minutes or paperwork exist for the majority of those meetings.

Fine Gael and Labour pledged to carry out a "Democratic Revolution" should they be elected in 2011 -and the fuel running this new departure was going to be "openness and transparency".

Why the absolute evisceration of that pledge as evidenced in the above example? Why is minute-taking and recordings of meetings and decisions thereof, not a basic, mandatory requirement?

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