So much for the new politics, promised by the coalition, that imagined world of transparency, efficiency and, yes, accountability.
Leo Varadkar's brave and sensible comments have reignited the controversy over the treatment of the garda whistleblowers.
Banks are starting to write off portions of unpayable mortgages and other debts.
The latest official economic figures show that the government has been getting ahead of itself in its general declarations that the economy is on the up and tax cuts are on the way.
The Minister for Health has an awful lot of work to do if he is going to convince his cabinet colleagues, his party and the wider public to go along with his plans for universal health insurance.
The statement last week by the former Garda confidential whistleblower Oliver Connolly was extraordinary.
The debate in public about Ireland's corporation tax regime is confused, generally because successive governments have done their best to make it so.
There is no justification for industrial action disrupting customers in the row over the future of the airport pension scheme.
What planet are the Rehab executives on?
There are a variety of strands in the controversy which has erupted surrounding the Gardai, GSOC, the Minister for Justice and the government.
Let the sale begin?
Income tax cuts are on the way.
The story of alleged electronic surveillance at the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is worrying and frustrating.
Foreign Affairs wine hangover continues
There are questions which remain unclear about AIB's decision to write off portions of mortgage debt but, broadly, a move to accept that some debts will never be paid is overdue - and welcome.