Board games are part of playing the system

Celia Larkin is probably as qualified to be a member of the National Consumer Agency as most government appointees to state boards, that is to say completely unqualified, except by the fact that she was once closely allied to the Taoiseach.

23rd July, 2005

Celia Larkin is probably as qualified to be a member of the National Consumer Agency as most government appointees to state boards, that is to say completely unqualified, except by the fact that she was once closely allied to the Taoiseach.

Hundreds of these appointments are made purely on the basis of political patronage, and if Fianna Fáil is particularly adept at playing the system, that's probably because they are, more often than not, in...

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