By Anthony Sheridan
Every Irish citizen elected to public office and in particular those who are granted ministerial power have a decision to make:
Support and cooperate with the corrupt political system that has evolved over the past number of decades – or – challenge that system and risk having to pay a high price.
Sadly, the vast majority of elected representatives have so far opted to support and cooperate with the corrupt system resulting in enormous damage to the well being and interests of Ireland and its people.
Today members of the Cabinet will meet to discuss the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.
A decision by the Government to appeal the Commission’s conclusions will not serve the interests of the Irish people.
Fine Gael ministers will, as always, support the corrupt system.
Members of the Independent Alliance, as listed below, will have to decide whether to support the corrupt system or act in the interests of the Irish people.