30 Jan 2007

Have you heard that Dublin City Council is publishing a ‘name and shame’ list of people and things who/which are in breach of planning? Is this what the local authority is for?  Let me tell you: I’ve worked in one of these councils and I’ve seen the inside of enough others to know that they have so many things they should be doing with their time than being Big Brother for the rest of is. I’m not that interested in what other people may or may not be getting away with: my main interest is how fairly the Council treats me and other average people. I’ve reason enough to think that there are occasions when Local Authorities don’t act with honesty and integrity.

This ‘naming and shaming’ business is very provocative and not the line anyone should really be taking. But if Dublin decides to go that route, we may have to have to have a go ourselves...

Comments are closed.