Haul in the Bloody Bankers

Haul in the Bloody Bankers!   Bring the bloody bankers before the Public Accounts Committee! There should be three important steps taken as a result of what can only be described as the spectacularly successful hearings of the Public Accounts Committee.                            One, the lawyers cant about Dáil Committees being an intrusion upon the work…

The Budget from hell

Shortly before the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, entered the Dail to deliver his budget speech on April 7th I witnessed three dramas which more eloquently described the state of Irish society than did the budget debate. In one, a man in a business suit standing beside me in a Dublin bar with three friends…