'Lies, damned lies, and statistics - official fake news is creating bad decisions'

The problem will continue until officials are held accountable, writes Michael Brennan

9th May, 2017
Pic: Getty

Every day, politicians and officials are making decisions based on statistics. If road deaths are increasing in a particular location, then Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has said that it will become a target for greater speed checks and garda enforcement.

If waiting lists are growing in a particular HSE region, then there may be a case for extra staff.

And if the number of homes being built appears to be picking...

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