As I have said before, every time the lid is lifted on any aspect of Irish life whether it is business, politics, Government administration the church or whatever, there is inevitably a very strong smell of something rotten.
The latest involves Bord na gCon, the Irish greyhound board. The chief executive, Aiden Tynan has been sacked, apparently because he disagreed with the board’s decision to keep instances of doping, secret.
The sports minister, John O’Donoghue has asked for a report from the chief executive of Bord na gCon, Mr. Paschal Taggart.
Asking the chief executive, the person who the allegations are against, to report on himself, has echos of AIB investigating itself and the thieving solicitors being allowed to police themselves without any interference from the State.
Watch this spaceâ€¦