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Over the last decade, Irish public affairs have been transformed by a long progression of tribunals of inquiry.

25th December, 2004

Over the last decade, Irish public affairs have been transformed by a long progression of tribunals of inquiry. The deep suspicion that at, the very top of society, there was corruption, cronyism and dishonesty has now been vindicated.

That stain has spread from a former taoiseach through various government ministers to backbenchers and public officials. Whatever about the massive costs of these tribunals, their methods of working and the growing unease that they stretch expensively...

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