Double standards

Letter in today’s Irish Examiner.

Double standards

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to be commended for immediately launching an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of Irish charity funds in Uganda.

In addition to the investigation Mr Gilmore has also made it clear to the government of Uganda that he will not tolerate any misappropriation or misuse of Irish money.

This prompt and appropriate action stands in stark contrast to Mr Gilmore’s response to a report from Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly that the Department of Health has been effectively misappropriating funds due to disabled citizens over 66 years of age.

Instead of acting immediately to halt this, Mr Gilmore has decided to seek legal advice on the matter.

It seems we are once again witnessing the double standards of Irish politicians when it comes to law enforcement and accountability.

Anthony Sheridan