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    Ansbacker Returns to Haunt Official Ireland

    Give us a break. Stifle the phoney outrage. We all knew that certain Fianna Fail TDs were as crooked as bent nails in the Sixties and Seventies.

    Haughty, contemptuous: that’s the ECB for you

    Margaret Thatcher would have been proud of Mario Draghi last Thursday.
    Back in 1984 the Iron Lady famously dismissed all Irish proposals for a Northern Irish solution, rejecting each possible solution with the contemptuous words: “Out, out, out.”
    At a press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday the long-winded ECB chief was equally dismissive of questions about Ireland and its relationship with the ECB.

    Irish Water and CIE quangos are just tax collectors

    It costs an arm and a leg to come within an ass’s roar of the National Transport Authority.
    Try it. A call to the quango that rubber-stamped the bus and train fare increases last week put the fear of God into me.

    Climb every mountain, until you find your own quango

    My home telephone rang on Thursday evening. “Deputy,” declared the voice, “I got you elected. Time you put me on a quango.”
    It was Eamon Dunphy.
    “Whatever you want, Eamon!” I volunteered. “Pity I am not yet in power!”

    PAC Just Wants Answers to Troubling Questions

    The former charity supremo’s escape from answering further questions has exposed a gaping hole that now needs to be filled.
    On Friday evening on the dot of 5 o’clock there was a knock on my door in Leinster House. It was a porter wheeling a trolley, stuffed with files.
    “Weekend reading,” he quipped, cheerfully.
    He lifted the eight heavy files, put them on a table, winked and wished me a happy weekend.
    I knew immediately what had landed. It was a midsummer missile from ex-Rehab boss Angela Kerins. She was serving all 13 members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with the evidence she believes is relevant in the case she has brought against us in the High Court.

    We’re in dangerous territory as Dail’s most powerful cabal keeps its secrets

    The most powerful Dail committee always sits in secret. Decisions are handed down to the Dail, where necessary, but otherwise no whisper of its activities is meant to reach the outside world.

    Let’s Give our Committees Real Teeth

    Is the Dail being sidelined by its committees? Recent political earthquakes have tightened tension between cabinet members and Oireachtas committees. The more arrogant cabinet ministers see Oireachtas committee members as their servants. The more enlightened servants see their role as holding their ministerial masters to account.