Tonight as I watch the news, the difference between Ireland and the U.K. could not be more striking. Over there the BBC DG takes responsibility and resigns, a day after it finds a programme made an error. He had no hand act or part in the making of the programme, didn't see it in advance, but feels duty bound to resign as editor in chief.
In this country the AG approved a booklet which cost the taxpayer over €1m, contained wrong information, broke the law and yet she's still in office and there are no demands for her to stand down. This country will always be a banana republic until we start holding people in power accountable for their behaviour.