Caveat: Varadkar’s ‘FBI for white-collar crime’ is all talk unless it has money
ODCE has barely 40 people to investigate all white-collar crime in the State
An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images
Last week a new law passed all stages of the Oireachtas comprising a package of anti-corruption and bribery measures addressing the recommendations of the final report of the Mahon tribunal. That only took a mere six years. Progress, right?