In politics today, only one yardstick counts: Are you available?

There are no standards for public office in Ireland. There are double standards, triple standards, take-your-pick standards. There’s even a Standards in Public Offices Commission, which is a toothless watchdog. Politicians live in a world of political ethics a la carte. If they transgress, they may be appropriately punished, or they may get away with a slap on the knuckles; it all depends on who they are, their political clout, how they deal with the media and mob sentiment.

Robert Troy must have realized this last week as his world began to unravel. Troy was in trouble. He had acted like an idiot by failing to list several properties in his register of interests. Such a sin of omission was extremely reckless.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/only-one-standard-counts-in-politics-these-days-are-you-disposable-41941745.html In politics today, only one yardstick counts: Are you available?

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