Wednesday 21 February 2018

We deserve much better governance than this

The Central Remedial Clinic
The Central Remedial Clinic

* Another week, another government scandal -- be it Irish Water revealed to be splurging tens of millions of euro on consultants without the minister in charge seemingly being aware, or more details leaking out about how leeches on the board of the CRC considered themselves more worthy recipients of charitable donations than the people the CRC was established to help.

Something is seriously wrong with the country's governance. Politicians, civil servants and people in semi-state bodies are too commonly putting self-interest before public service.

They should be open, direct and fully accountable to the public for their actions and their custodianship of billions of euro worth of public assets.

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