Paschal Donohoe jumps on the transparency bandwagon
The Minister for Public Expenditure wants an ‘action plan’ on how the government interacts with the governed
Paschal Donohoe isn’t a politician prone to exaggeration. So when he sent out a statement last week announcing an initiative to “change the relationship between the Irish people, the parliament and their government” it looked like he might have been heralding the democratic revolution “Take Two”.
But the Minister for Public Expenditure was engaging in what seems to be a new favourite pastime of our politicians: consultation. He is...
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