You have to love Irish politics all the same. Here we have John McG spluttering on about a bank enquiry and so on and all the time we all know the skeletons in the cupboard will never see the light of day. Because as far as I can see they are all involved in shady dealings of some sort.
Take this for eg: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29263855.html
John McGuinness was appointed a junior minister in the then Department of Enterprise by Bertie Ahern in 2007. Andrew McGuinness (son) is also a Fianna Fail councillor in Kilkenny, topping the poll in 2009. Andrew McGuinness worked as his father's personal secretary. Andrew was on a basic salary of €42,000. Andrew claimed over €30,000 in overtime from the taxpayer in a single year 2008, while working at a job given to him by his father.
Andrew claimed €48,273 in overtime during his almost two years, between 2007 and 2009, in the department, and a total of €71,353 in overtime, mileage and subsistence. No details of the amount of work carried out for the overtime money was provided in a response to the Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
Andrew is also a Fianna Fail councillor in his native Kilkenny, topping the poll in the city ward in 2009. Andrew received €30,579 in salary and expenses payments from the council in 2011. Just recently the taxpayer spent €250,000 kitting out John McGuinness's new ministerial office in the Department of Enterprise in 2007 where he was only allowed to use luxury toilet rolls in the bathroom, such as "Kittensoft, Inversoft and Andrex".
John McGuinness has claimed the recent details are part of attempts to "discredit me, undermine my position as chairman of the PAC and damage the PAC's efforts to investigate" aka 'keep skeletons from dancing'.
And Pat Rabbitte blames the media for the cynicism in Irish politics. Assshoole.