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Scandal after scandal, regulator after regulator, brass plate after brass plate – and yet nothing seems to change

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Elaine Byrne

4th March, 2018

The Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) is not just a toothless regulator. It is a monument of how successive governments have responded to crisis.

The obvious flaws of Sipo, as outlined in excruciating detail above, highlight the merry-go-round reaction to governance failures. Ireland has embraced these repeated mistakes over and over again with gusto. We excel at the disease of implementation deficit.

The watchdog for political parties shares similar shortcomings with other regulatory bodies....

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