Elaine Byrne: Hogan learns that public office duties extend beyond legal obligations
One consequence of the pandemic may well be the speeding up of reforms of ethical processes for commissioners and judges
The fallout from the inglorious Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden has cost the jobs of a European commissioner, a minister for agriculture, the deputy chairperson of the Seanad, a popular current affairs presenter and, potentially, a Supreme Court judge. The party whip was also removed from six senators and several councillors.
A Garda investigation is under way, and apologies are fluttering about in the wind. My book on the history of political accountability in...
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Massive expansion in size of state will continue – but how will this money-printing experiment end?
Our politicians overwhelmingly believe, probably correctly, that giveaways mean votes – and several imprudent budget decisions have more to do with politics than with the wise allocation of resources
Susan O’Keeffe: Oil executives being held to public account is welcome and overdue
For the first time ever, the mighty and powerful companies will sit before a Congressional Committee in Washington and be probed about their extensive information campaigns as they relate to carbon emissions and climate change
Susan O’Keeffe: Boris Johnson’s latest slogan can only be deemed delusional
The British Prime Minister’s pledge to create a ‘high wage, high skilled economy’ ignores the many chaotic elements of the post-Brexit reality he helped to bring about