Investigative failures remain endemic here

Historically, in this country, we have not been good at investigating when things go wrong.

26th January, 2014

Historically, in this country, we have not been good at investigating when things go wrong. There are exceptions. The much-quoted Dirt inquiry of the late 1990s did a good job. More recently, Oireachtas committees - notably the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) - have done some excellent work in relation to charities and the voluntary sector. But we still have problems.

The clash between the PAC and the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, last week was evidence...

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