In the last two decades we have seen increasingly less accountability from public institutions and politicians.
Brian Cowen is on a public pension of an astromical scale, despite massively failing as a Minister for Finance, and as Taoiseach.
Now, we are being told that Cowen will lodge a complaint against the Press Ombudsman concerning his post graduate studies in California.
Cowen privacy case may open floodgates for the fallen elite - National News - Independent.ie
We already have a greatly constrained press in this country. It is beholden to vested interests. Even more alarmingly, it can spend long times witholding news, at the behest of vested interests, in such a manner as to prevent the people knowing about the scams that predominate in Irish life. I am talking about scams like the property boom, Eircom Shares, bank shares, buyign property abroad, etc...
Often the Irish media only publishes information on the scandals that occur, when they have been completed, and reporting is necessary to help the media save it's crediblity - but so as not to endanger the beneficiaries.
We need more accountability, more public information, and not less. And we need it to happen faster. This is about the public interest, and not about the interest of the gombeen element in Irish society.
We are heading down the road where even more gombeenism will be rife in this country, in an even mroe fearless, and brazen manner than before. And that is saying something.
Do you want this country to be an honest country ?