Irish Times letter.
It is clear that Dáil office practices deviate from generally accepted business conventions.
No employee in the private sector would risk making premium rate phone calls, because it would likely be flagged and disciplinary action taken for the theft as soon as the invoice was reviewed by the payables department (Breaking News, June 28th).
Indeed, such phone calls would be blocked. Are people calling psychics hotlines as well?
Few companies would distribute money without receipts, expense reports and other supporting documentation.
This total lack of accountability and absence of political will to introduce accountability to Leinster House would give any official in the ECB or IMF pause.
Would politicians consider the theft of €3,000 in cash by a drug user any differently?