Today is Digout Day
If you are wearing black today, or taking time off work, you are helping to highlight our right to accountable politics. And you are making a difference. Because some day, for no discernable reason, one of the drip drip drip of political scandals will happen to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And that day is brought ever closer by the drip drip drip of ordinary citizens highlighting our right to accountable politics. If you are not already involved, read some of these posts. Maybe you will decide to put on something black, or leave work early.
- From Gavin’s Blog – 19 Ways Bertie Ahern is Laughing at You
The clearest, most analytical, breakdown that I have seen of what Bertie Ahern said to Brian Dobson, and what we now know was the truth.
- From the Irish Times – Hypocrisy Must Haunt Taoiseach
Fintan O’Toole exposes a statement about corruption that Bertie Ahern made in the Dail that he must have known was not true (subscription required).
- From That’s Ireland – Fifty Ways to Laugh at Voters
A list of fifty of the ongoing wave of political scandals served up to us in recent years by Fianna Fail. And here is the video version.
- Public Inquiry – Examining Corruption in Ireland
An excellent blog run by concerned citizens to organise and filter the volume of allegations and reports concerning corruption in Ireland.
- And, of course, DigoutDay.Com
The website that started the Digout Day initiative – set up by concerned Irish citizens who decided they have had enough scandals.