But the scale of the mistakes made in the pre 2009 period dwarfs what happened since.Only in the sense that FG continue giving them issues on which to attack them. The Children's hospital is a prime example - the cost is huge, its the govt's fault but no one say it should be cancelled. Why not let the Dail vote on whether to keep building or stop? put up or shut up.
Leaving out the 100bn expenditure in 2010 which included banking costs the cost of running the public services increased from less than 20 bn in 1997 to 63 bn in 2009.
A decade later the 2019 estimates are 67 bn.
So there is a huge difference in what happened in the two periods.
Media are not reflecting this but are seeming to me to be allowing the people who bankrupt the country to get away with blaming everyone else for the problems that they themselves caused.