I read some of the details of the report yesterday, and it never ceases to amaze me how anyone could do what he did and get away with it for so long. The two bits that do stand out are 1) When he told the Irish people to tighten their belts in the face of grave economic crisis, whilst he was busy feathering his own nest, and 2) When he took money from Brian Lenian's fund for a liver operation. In my eyes that makes him a quasi murderer!
Then there is the fact that Bertie Ahern, the current Taoiseach, signed blank cheques for Charles Haughey. I think that makes it a resignation matter for Bertie Ahern but I doubt it will happen. But the concluding paragraph of the Moriarty Tribunal has such a ring of truth about it that any democratic politician ought to take note:
"Apart from the almost invariably secretive nature of payments from senior members of the business community, their very incidence and scale - particularly during difficult economic times nationally, and when governments led by Mr Haughey were championing austerity - can only be said to have devalued the quality of a modern democracy,"