Hallelujah: White collar criminals finally jailed

Well Hallelujah, praise the Lord, break out the champagne and let’s party.

The Pensions Board has finally managed, after 50 years of hand wringing, to put a couple of criminal company directors behind bars.

Damien Goff and Francis Goff, directors of Goff Developments Limited, were jailed for five months at Wexford District Court for failing to remit pension contributions to the Construction Workers Pension Scheme between November 2008 and December 2009

This type of theft, principally by construction industry companies, has been going on practically unchallenged for decades.

Over the years hundreds of millions have been robbed from ordinary workers by their employers resulting in untold grief and hardship for workers and their families.

Until now, no effective action was ever taken to put a stop to the widespread and blatant criminality.

Could we be witnessing, for the first time in the history of our failed state, actual law enforcement by a state agency against white collar criminals?

Only time will tell.

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