Outdated tribunals do nothing but burn holes in our pockets

Outdated tribunals do nothing but burn holes in our pockets

The tribunals may have trapped politicians in the past, but their huge costs will stretch far into the future.

The tribunals may have trapped politicians in the past, but their huge costs will stretch far into the future.

A few weeks ago, as part of an opinion poll, this newspaper sought the public’s views in relation to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the Mahon Tribunal. If it was meant to be a measurement of the extent to which public opinion was being influenced by the proceedings in Dublin Castle, its findings were truly astonishing.

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