Trust in our institutions won‘t return until individuals are held accountable
Heads don’t necessarily have to roll, but those involved in scandals should have to answer for their actions in public
Ten days from now marks the 11th anniversary of Sean FitzPatrick’s resignation as chairman of Anglo Irish Bank. It brought an ignominious end to his career with the bank, which had lasted more than 30 years. Fitzpatrick resigned for not disclosing that prior to Anglo’s financial year-end he temporarily refinanced tens of millions of euros of loans from the bank with borrowings from Irish Nationwide, thereby ensuring that the scale of his borrowings would not...
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Nadine O’Regan: Fishing for compliments at our own funerals
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Emer McLysaght: Take it or leave it, Father’s Day is not an issue
We don’t have to ban Father’s Day, we just have to realise it’s not for everyone and allow people to choose whether or not to celebrate
Nadine O’Regan: The reality of vaccinated people is not mine
The James Vincent McMorrow gig in Iveagh Gardens was emotional but I had to remind myself that this was not 2019 and, as an unvaccinated person, the pandemic remains a strong risk.
Emer McLysaght: Words of wisdom from a misguided geography nerd
If it’s information about ox-bow lakes and terminal glacial moraines you’re looking for, then you’ve landed in the right geographical space