“During their almost 4 hours of contributions to the Dáil debate not one single government speaker was willing to address the major programme of donations and lobbying involving Fine Gael during the 1995 mobile licence competition. Instead the main topic of their contributions, up to and including the final one of Labour’s Pat Rabbitte, was Fianna Fáil.”
“Having come to office promising to be fearless in pursuing openness and accountability their new standard has been exposed as “accountability is for other people”.
“The debate has finished without a single one of the 6 members of government who participated in a deeply flawed process admitting even one personal error. They have adopted the policy of attacking the opposition and running out the clock.”
“They may have got through the debate but the public is wise enough to see the deeply cynical tactics which have been used.”