Breaking out of the ‘tragedy/process/recommendation’ loop

Breaking out of the ‘tragedy/process/recommendation’ loop

Changing the crisis pattern we use, from ad hoc report/inquiry/tribunal to well-resourced agencies with investigative powers, is the only way to go. The lack of accountability undermines public trust in the institutions of the state

Calls for accountability. Calls for consequences. Calls to set up inquiries. Calls for reform. Calls for increased pay. Calls for better terms and conditions.

Tracing the pattern these calls make traces the pattern of our national conversation. Health scandals, housing scandals, child protection scandals, political corruption scandals, every Garda story you’ve heard since the early 2000s. They rumble on. The best we can do seems to be to give lawyers millions of euro to stand...

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