I think if the Greens should be doing more than condemning corruption that happened in the past, they should be asking what corruption is happening right now.
The Green Party is to bring a private members’ motion before the Dail condemning corruption in the planning process.
The motion condemns those parties that have failed to discipline their members for what it describes as “their collective amnesia” with regard to monies received from developers.
It also “deplores the culture of alleged corrupt planning and rezoning that has resulted in urban sprawl, where schools, playgrounds, local jobs and public transport were not provided in tandem with housing.
Party leader Trevor Sargent claimed corruption in planning had created hundreds of thousands of victims.
“These victims are mainly ordinary taxpayers fleeced by the big developer friends of ‘Bertie the Builder’,” he claimed.