Nobody is accountable for our shambolic health service
Health Minister Leo Varadkar's latest little speech is absolutely typical of the reason why Ireland is disappearing down the plughole - leaving all the election hype aside.
Nobody at Tallaght Hospital is immediately responsible for a 91-year-old being left on a trolley overnight, he effectively said. He may well be right.
But in the wider world, somebody is always responsible for things that go wrong. In Ireland, this is not always the case. The fact that the person responsible is seldom held accountable in our bureaucratic jungle is the reason that everything is getting worse.