Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy Eames asked the leader of the Senate, Donnie Cassidy, a very simple question (Today with Pat Kenny, Thursday).
Has Ireland cancelled the bilateral agreement (on adoption) with Vietnam?
Cassidy refused to answer.
Senator Eames was forced to submit an FOI on the matter. She was informed by a civil servant that an answer to her (yes or no) question would cost her €1,247.
Such (legal) corruption is just one more reason for bringing the entire rotten system down.