One of the problems with democracy is how short peoples' memories are. To provide a useful aide memoir for the next general election, I'd like to start a thread that will catalogue this governments examples of cronyism during this government to help remind people what they'd be voting for if the vote for the government parties again.
To get started:
1 Reilly's primary care centres in his own constituency
2 Rabette's appointment of Labour members to quango boards
3 Fitzgeralds use of lottery funds in her own constituency
4 Howlin "finding" €12m to fund development of Wexford hospital via Reilly
That's probably the tip of the iceberg, but I'd like a thread to look back on in one or two years time when the election promise leaflets start rolling in.