Accountability should be a basic function of high office
With Oireachtas committees, the political instinct veers towards scoring points rather than getting answers
The minority government is two years old. In that time, Leo Varadkar’s administration has been rocked on two occasions by two separate controversies that go to the very heart of how governance is conducted in this country.
The Frances Fitzgerald resignation and the shameful Vicky Phelan scandal both dramatically escalated as issues because of the non-disclosure of emails by government departments and agencies.
The basic premise of accountability is answerability, the obligation to...
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