The United Nations has given us another finger-wagging over our ratio of legislation to policing capacity and intent — as if it was needed. It confirmed again that our enthusiasm for making laws, but not enforcing them, is a well-established principle in our careless culture and public life.
Transparency International, the influential watchdog for public and corporate governance, has added fuel to the political row surrounding the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation by calling on the Government to scrap its current investigation, claiming the conflicts of interest are so glaring as to undermine Ireland’s reputation abroad.
A Europol report last week claimed that 380 soccer games in Europe and 680 worldwide were ‘suspicious’. Match-fixing has tainted the world’s most popular sport, drawn in major crime gangs, and ruined players’ lives, writes Sheila Norman-Culp