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    Default Government needs a major whistleblower.

    What I'd love to see happen is for a whistle-blower to expose as much of the corruption as he/she possibly can. Say a high-level civil servant who has documents, proof, recordings and all sorts of things over a long period of time. Imagine this guy could not live with guilt of being complicit by having done nothing about it though he himself had gained nothing. A feisty oulfella but not too old, who simply could not stand to see the people of the country he loves being so untrustworthy of our politicians and their every utterance and action. Someone to sort the whole thing out for once and for all.

    None of these tribunals (smokescreens) - no leaks, no rumours just the first we all hear about it is: 'In a series of early morning raids today the Gardai arrested 5, 10, 50 whatever of the countries leading politicians in a major corruption investigation. Immediate Gardai involvement, arrests and charges made. Fantasy land?
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    Default Re: Government needs a major whistleblower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev408
    What I'd love to see happen is for a whistle-blower to expose as much of the corruption as he/she possibly can. Say a high-level civil servant who has documents, proof, recordings and all sorts of things over a long period of time. Imagine this guy could not live with guilt of being complicit by having done nothing about it though he himself had gained nothing. A feisty oulfella but not too old, who simply could not stand to see the people of the country he loves being so untrustworthy of our politicians and their every utterance and action. Someone to sort the whole thing out for once and for all.

    None of these tribunals (smokescreens) - no leaks, no rumours just the first we all hear about it is: 'In a series of early morning raids today the Gardai arrested 5, 10, 50 whatever of the countries leading politicians in a major corruption investigation. Immediate Gardai involvement, arrests and charges made. Fantasy land.
    weak opposition party's won't bury the hatchet in the event they might have a chance of sharing power in a new government, unfortunetaly high ranking civil servants are complicit in the shameful politics of to day, they are either bench marked in to compliance by bonuses or appointed to state boards to be yes men.

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    Nice to see whistle-blower laws being enacted. We can still only wait and hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev408 View Post
    'In a series of early morning raids today the Gardai arrested 5, 10, 50 whatever of the countries leading politicians in a major corruption investigation. Immediate Gardai involvement, arrests and charges made. Fantasy land?
    Fantasy for sure. If only there was an island were these kind of dreams came true.

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    What if someone came forward saying the government were really lizards? ZOMG!!!! Cowen et al aren't corrupt, they're just idiotic. Like the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev408 View Post
    What I'd love to see happen is for a whistle-blower to expose as much of the corruption as he/she possibly can. Say a high-level civil servant who has documents, proof, recordings and all sorts of things over a long period of time. Imagine this guy could not live with guilt of being complicit by having done nothing about it though he himself had gained nothing. A feisty oulfella but not too old, who simply could not stand to see the people of the country he loves being so untrustworthy of our politicians and their every utterance and action. Someone to sort the whole thing out for once and for all.

    None of these tribunals (smokescreens) - no leaks, no rumours just the first we all hear about it is: 'In a series of early morning raids today the Gardai arrested 5, 10, 50 whatever of the countries leading politicians in a major corruption investigation. Immediate Gardai involvement, arrests and charges made. Fantasy land?
    Best and maybe only way to ensure this would be for FG to embrace the attitude that is very common among thinking, intelligent voters - i.e. treat FF as (without saying the actual words) an ongoing criminal conspiracy.

    If FG announced that, if & when in government, they'll launch a root and branch examination of decisions made since '97 which financially benefitted FF supporters/financial backers - with particular emphasis on the civil servants who implemented the weirder, less explicable ones, with a view to charging same as co-conspiratorsin any resulting prosecutions - then some canaries might find their voices.

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    im amazed more dirt hasnt come out from disgruntled developers who must have loads of info on brown envelopes etc or bankers or backbenchers facing losing seats or civil servants and gardai who must have witnessed a lot of shennanigans. They all stick together i suppose and dont rock the boat for the sake of themselves, their families and their friends and they would probably be labbelled rats or informers by many in this society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by politicaldonations View Post
    im amazed more dirt hasnt come out from disgruntled developers who must have loads of info on brown envelopes etc or bankers or backbenchers facing losing seats or civil servants and gardai who must have witnessed a lot of shennanigans. They all stick together i suppose and dont rock the boat for the sake of themselves, their families and their friends and they would probably be labbelled rats or informers by many in this society.

    Knowing and involvement is one thing, but being able to prove and do damage is another order of difficulty.

    As a society we under value true whistle blowers, the people who through acts of conscience set aside personal careers to reveal what they regard as unacceptable behaviour. It is difficult to know how that can be encouraged and yet balanced with the need for confidentiality that must exist in any contract or in any employment. Really difficult ethical area, but fair to say the established conventions are abused consistently by the unethical and that has to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    What if someone came forward saying the government were really lizards? ZOMG!!!! Cowen et al aren't corrupt, they're just idiotic. Like the OP.
    Cowen et al are not corrupt????? From what planet are you posting from?? FF and all in it are hopelessly corrupt and have been for decades. Corruption is their raison d'etre!!! THey are so corrupt, they should be made a proscribed organisation and membership of FF should be a criminal offence. They are the pondlife who have destroyed this country through their manifest corruption. Shooting is too good for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
    Cowen et al are not corrupt????? From what planet are you posting from?? FF and all in it are hopelessly corrupt and have been for decades. Corruption is their raison d'etre!!! THey are so corrupt, they should be made a proscribed organisation and membership of FF should be a criminal offence. They are the pondlife who have destroyed this country through their manifest corruption. Shooting is too good for them.
    Always nice for the Swiss represantative to talk of corruption.

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