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No cure for ills of Irish corruption

Maeve Dineen wrote that those put in charge of the investigation of Ireland's financial meltdown need to understand Irish society and our unique financial and political system (Irish Independent, January 18).

What's to understand? The Irish have forever given a wink and a nod and strong support for the unique fraudsters, cheats, and the corrupt that are our bankers and politicians.

For me, her statement shows a lack of acceptance that Ireland's corruption is a chronic cancer that no political group has the ethical strength to attempt the surgery of change.

Gerald Rolf
Larkhill Rd, Sligo

Irish Independent