Open Letter to TDs and Senators

Posted on behalf of Donal O’Brolcáin Open Letter to TDs and Senators “…In 1766, when a new young radical government came to power convinced that only transparency could deal with the corruption that was looting the Swedish state and society a Freedom of Information Act was passed… ” A Cháirde, I write to ask you…

Reforming an outdated legal system

Des O’Malley argues in the Irish Times today that the legal system here is in need of reform. He points out that money has now become a decisive factor in determining the outcome of legal disputes. Interestingly he points the finger squarely at the state: “The level of fees seems to percolate from the top.…

A real move towards open government

Jane Suiter This move towards open government  may arguably be the biggest piece of political reform that this Government has undertaken and yet they have made little of it.  Yesterday, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform  launched a new databank, improving access to data on public expenditure back to 1994. For now only very…