We have seemingly imperviously powerful people running this country, they do not deserve the benefit of the doubt. Irish Times story here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Why is it that we must suffer the inefficiency and delay of Tribunals, often as a result of arrogant individuals who challenge these bodies set up to investigate matters of great importance and then suffer the muted and popularly disatisfying outcomes of their findings only then for no lessons to be taken from the events that lead to their establishment? That limits are set so that political parties need make no declaration as to donations received is an insult to the people who have voted for them and a slur on the integrity of our political system. With no obligation to report private funding of less than 5, 000 euro, our two largest parties, FF and FG made no declaration on private funding received in 2006, indeed FG has not made any declarations since 2001. Rotten.. state of... and Denmark come to mind. To think that the year before an election and considering the lack of transparency traditionally associated with our elected members our ethics legislation places such few demands on the financial management of political parties in ridiculous.