There is only one way to root out corruption and that is to have an independent, properly resourced anti-corruption body with full police powers. Photograph: Getty Images

Don’t believe a word of it. After last night’s sickening revelations of yet more shenanigans in public life there will be pledges to clean up Irish p(...)

Daniel Gallagher, one of two Republican commissioners at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, said regulatory change has been “pretty intense” over the last three years in response to the financial crisis and that this should be reviewed before further regulations are introduced.

Ireland may have over-corrected how it regulates banks and financial services firms and should be “very careful” with further (...)