Shane Ross; Nick Webb The Untouchables

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The Untouchables

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A devastating new exposé from the bestselling authors of The Bankers and Wasters.

In March 2011, the Irish people elected a new government. But how much had really changed? In The Untouchables, Shane Ross and Nick Webb shine a light into dark corners of official Ireland to show that the blame for running the country into the ground goes well beyond Fianna Fáil, and that a dismaying number of the people who should share the blame are still in situ: in the civil service, on the boards of the leading companies, and in the banks, law firms, and consultancies that carry so much influence in deciding who wins and who loses. They name names, trace connections, and show how the untouchables managed to do so much damage, how they got away with it, and how so many of them are still in positions of power and influence in Ireland.

'Fascinating ... required reading for anyone interested in how crony capitalism and power work in practice in Ireland' Irish Times

'The Untouchables is hard to put down. Read it and seethe.' Irish Independent

Shane Ross is an independent TD for Dublin South, and columnist in the Sunday Independent. Nick Webb is business editor of the Sunday Independent. They are the authors of Wasters, 2010's top-selling Irish current affairs title.

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Fascinating ... required reading for anyone interested in how crony capitalism and power work in practice in Ireland (Irish Times)

The Untouchables is hard to put down. Read it and seethe. (Irish Independent)

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In March 2011, the Irish people elected a new government. But as we all now know, very little has changed in the way the country is run.

In The Untouchables, Shane Ross and Nick Webb shine a light into dark corners of official Ireland to show that the bad old mindsets haven't been shifted. They detail the destructive culture of cronyism that afflicts so much of Irish life, from the boards of the leading companies to the appointment of judges. They trace how the same civil servants, estate agents and bankers who presided over the crash have in many cases been rewarded with important new jobs. They investigate the workings of the law firms, lobbyists and consultancies that seem to have their fingers in every pie. They name names, trace connections, and show how the untouchables managed to do so much damage, and how they have held on to power and influence in Ireland.

'Fascinating ... required reading for anyone interested in how crony capitalism and power work in practice in Ireland' Irish Times

'The Untouchables is hard to put down. Read it and seethe.' Irish Independent

Shane Ross is an independent TD for Dublin South, a Sunday Independent columnist, and author of the number one bestseller The Bankers.

Nick Webb is business editor of the Sunday Independent and co-author, with Shane Ross, of the bestselling Wasters.

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