Cliff Taylor: Now we know why the board decided to resign, before all this came tumbling out

The accountability gap in Irish public life seems to be a constant. For things to actually happen in any organisation - big or small, public or private - someone needs to be responsible and accountable.

19th January, 2014
There is a lot of focus and speculation on how much households will have to pay for their water - and no surprise.

The accountability gap in Irish public life seems to be a constant. For things to actually happen in any organisation - big or small, public or private - someone needs to be responsible and accountable. The buck needs to stop somewhere. In most big businesses it is the chief executive, but so often in the Irish public service it is nobody.

First up last week was Irish Water. Phil Hogan and Fergus O'Dowd, the senior...

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