So much for the new politics we were promised. Ireland is now rated as more corrupt than Uruguay and the Bahamas by Transparency International.
And guess what the cause is?
But, but, but...I thought with FF gone the days of corruption in politics were over?The Moriarty and Mahon tribunals showed how corruption and payments to politicians existed at Government level, while the lack of holding people to account was having an effect on how the country was perceived, the group said.
“There appears to have been very little action taken on foot of the publication of the final Moriarty tribunal report, while the Taoiseach’s decision to make public appearances with Denis O’Brien after the publication of the report will have done our international reputation no favours,” said Mr Devitt.
Ireland corruption ranking slips - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012