“The international issue is the way we regulate and supervise the auditors of our biggest and riskiest companies . . . The matter now rests with Minister for Reform Brendan Howlin to make the arrangements to have direct public supervision in this area.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accountants have been in the news recently and in a way that everyone from the man in the street to the US senate now has a view about tax structures (...)