Corruption in Ireland - The Discussion


stanley

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Paddy's next president.....


Ahern seeks his place in History and becoming Pres he would view as the Irish people forgiving him of his past sins, in particular as shown by the Mahon Tribunal and afterwards by his many developer friends who enriched him with the rise of the Celtic Tiger but made sure nothing could be traced back to them.

Ahern is a wealthy man but these assets are hidden abroad and has difficulty repatriating any of them, if he has a go at being Pres.
 

Jack O Neill

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Ahern seeks his place in History and becoming Pres he would view as the Irish people forgiving him of his past sins, in particular as shown by the Mahon Tribunal and afterwards by his many developer friends who enriched him with the rise of the Celtic Tiger but made sure nothing could be traced back to them.

Ahern is a wealthy man but these assets are hidden abroad and has difficulty repatriating any of them, if he has a go at being Pres.
Obviously you have the inside story and the verifiable sources , do tell
 

Analyzer

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that will barely skim the surface of all the stink.
In Ireland, corruption thrives, because the media is part of the racket.

In fact the Irish media presides over the mess that is the HSE, and says that none of it is due to the social mores pushed by the Irish media, in relation to the national drug - due to the advertising revenue that gets pumped into the Irish media, as "product promotion".

And that was the case in the 1970s, when there was very little money in Ireland.

It is much, much worse now.
 

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I agree with Stanley, concerning the money abroad.

Several maFFia big names in that situation.

And they are returning politically - thanks to increasing influence in PRAVDA, which is the result of appointments made in recent years.
 

Ardillaun

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Not necessarily a post colonial mindset, in Transparency International's 2017 Report three of the top 10 countries perceived to be the least corrupt are former colonies eg Norway, Finland and Singapore.
Norway was more like Scotland than Ireland when it merged with Sweden. It kept its own institutions and was allowed to become independent when it voted to do so. Roman Catholicism is no longer a significant force in Ireland so we can't blame it any longer; it's time to look at ourselves, our culture and our laws. As pointed out above, we need to get serious about white collar crime. That means plea bargaining and new laws on racketeering among many other reforms. A free press would be nice but Paddy will have to toughen up about his precious good name before that could be possible. We're also secretive about our earnings. Norway has a cure for that too - tax returns are published.


Imagine the effect that has when you're about to spin some yarn to the taxman which the neighbours could see through instantly. The Norwegians now let taxpayers know who has looked at their returns. I'm not sure about that reform. Anyway, this is the cost of minimizing corruption - more candour from everybody.
 
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