Part of an ongoing process. These are the Cabinet briefing papers for then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for June and July 2002. It covers issues such as FOI reform, Nice 2 and the IFI.
In relation to the benchmarking process in 2002, I thought this particular passage particularly interesting, as to how governments try to manage the message:
And in relation to the Sheedy Affair:
And in relation to proposed FOI reform, a subject this blog is focussed on:
Here are the notes in full: