Ireland: A land of political plunder

A recent letter in the Irish Independent.

We must remember as well, that no formal banking inquiry has been undertaken, to let us know what actually really happened on that fateful night in September 2008.

This must not be swept under the carpet. We must demand an immediate independent inquiry.

I could not agree more with Brendan O’Connor when he states how historians would look back on this era, and say “how did people allow that to happen?”.

As Frederic Bastiat once said:

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

This is just what we have allowed to happen.

Olivia Hazell,

Co Kildare