Why did the prevailing narrative in the newspapers and TV current affairs of the Celtic tiger period miss one of the biggest stories since independence i.e. the bankrupting of the country by the decisions of some of its most powerful citizens?
In fact the prevailing narrative in the newspapers and TV current affairs of the Celtic tiger period seemed to be one of satisfaction with the status quo.
Most of the media seemed to be happy that one political group was going to be in power ad infinitum.
There did not seem to be any concern in the media that an ordinary semi-detached somewhere in suburbia was selling for more than a chateau in a salubrious part of France.
The findings of tribunals cast a non-flattering light on the doings of the great and the good. Despite that back then much of the media were conducting a campaign against the mere existence of tribunals.
Have any lessons been learned or are we destined to repeat the mistakes?