I read (in Friday's I.Times I think?) the Senator Mary O' Rourke (leader of the Seanad) considers that the Board is 'a disgrace'.
Apparently they are unmoved by her political representations - they will take calls but that's as far as it goes.
Sometimes things seem so bleak and unprincipled, and then, out of the blue, the leader of the Seanad restores your faith that something, somewhere, is beyond corruption. I feel uplifted!
Must be immensely frustrating for the Senator and her colleagues however. Hopefully they will not have sufficient focus to return the Board to the bad old days, when it did (exactly) what it was told?