How long would it take for the following private organisations to do a bad job before they went out of business:
Dunnes, I don't know months rather than years I'd guess. Lipton, Five Star, Tesco Mk1, Quinnsworth, Superquinn all disappeared .
CRH. An Irish started, owned and run aggregates company that its the biggest supplier in the US South West, they must be doing something right. But if they weren't they too would be out of business.
AIB. The state bailed AIB management and probably would do so again, an absolute failure to enforce competition. Which is not to say that the state had a better option at the time. It is seldom recognised that AIB shareholders were wiped out. Perhaps they will enforce better oversight on management next time.
Geryhound waste. Haven't they been given a monopoly by the local authority because the LA wasn't able to collect the bins. I must admit I know little about them.
I disagree. Under certain circumstances it is difficult to enforce competition or its consequences, but where it exists it is effective.Competition is not a panacea!
Certainly, but where competition is the rule with some exceptions in the private sector, public sector organisations spreading best practice is rare.Bad public sector organisations should be forced to learn from good ones, although this is hard to achieve.
Revenue's introduction of ROS was a huge success, but the HSE can't or won't introduce electronic health records, and there is no mechanism to compel them or replace them with an organisation that can or would.