It is our civic duty to demand transparency from our politicans

Health emergency or not, experts of all kinds making extraordinary decisions that hugely affect our lives must be held accountable

3rd May, 2020
It is our civic duty to demand transparency from our politicans
Tony Holohan: the chief medical officer and Nphet probably have greater influence over Irish life at the moment than the government. Picture: Rollingnews

Political accountability saves lives. This is even more the case than usual in the middle of a national emergency.

When accountability is sidelined, there is a lack of clarity about who is responsible for decisions and actions. This leads to underperformance, poor value for money, services not functioning properly and people acting outside their powers.

Those in power must be held publicly responsible for their decisions, particularly in these extraordinary times of a global pandemic....

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