It’s been a long and beautifully warm summer but the corruption, incompetence and general shenanigans that blights Irish political, social, and business life never ceases.
Last weekend we had the annual farce down in Dingle. The committee that organizes the annual Dingle Regatta continues to centre the event around the notorious tax cheat, Charles Haughey.
The strongly pro Fianna Fail committee labour under the delusion that Haughey was singularly responsible for the development of Dingle. The reality is, of course, very different.
Much of the development in Dingle took place during the 80s. This was a decade when compliant taxpayers were paying over 50% of their wages in tax while corrupt and shady characters like Haughey were busily robbing the State.
This idolization of a cheat and liar, a man who betrayed his family, friends, party and country can only be described as bizarre.