Old habits die hard

Old habits die hard

Leo Varadkar’s comments in Washington DC last week and the ongoing costs of the 1990s tribunals are an unwelcome reminder that the political culture of cronyism and favours is not just a thing of the past

Between the glory and the gaffes of the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day events in Washington, one news story got buried in the shamrock last week. On Thursday, independent TD Michael Lowry won an appeal against the Moriarty Tribunal’s refusal to award him two thirds of his legal costs.

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