Elaine Byrne: Our white-collar crime problem

Ireland’s attitude to immoral conduct by the middle classes is to pretend it does not exist

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Elaine Byrne

11th September, 2016

What do we want? An inquiry! When do we want it? Now! This is the default response by Irish public life to allegations of unethical behaviour.

Other jurisdictions have a different response. It is a radical, revolutionary, avant-garde concept. Readers may have to sit down for this. Are you ready to be scandalised? In many places around the world, such as Brazil, Northern Ireland and America, police authorities investigate allegations of impropriety.

We will come...

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