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The state of not acting in a responsible manner for conscious or unconscious reasons.
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For a discussion of the difference between actual malice and gross irresponsibility, see Khan v.
He's hidden on the hill at the presidential palace with the union leaders and is deciding on financial policyC* But Cyprus is not alone, it is in the Eurozone and the ratings agencies and markets and the EU and International Monetary Fund will be very strict in light of fiscal irresponsibility," he said.
In his article Dr Williams wrote: "There is still a powerful sense around - fair or not - of a whole society paying for the errors and irresponsibility of bankers; of messages not getting through; of impatience with a return to 'business as usual' - represented by still soaring bonuses and little visible change in banking practices.
Inadvertent laughs: Well, there's the queasy teen sexuality issue as Harshman's character takes a boy to her bedroom - is such flagrant irresponsibility funny or distressing?
Almost daily we hear of another family in mourning due to the irresponsibility of a tiny minority of road users.
I see no reason why the players should suffer because of their club's financial irresponsibility.
However, these recent deaths have triggered the usual breast-beating about the irresponsibility of those who take up such dangerous sports.
It also creates a system of forced irresponsibility, in which illegal immigrants take to our roads and highways without access to driver's licenses.
Nor does anyone mention how personal and professional irresponsibility caused the demise of most of these filmmakers' careers.
It's so nice to see that in this time of fiscal crises at the federal, state and local levels, the City Council members were able to find enough money to increase the ``treasure'' for their little ``fiefdoms,'' thus ensuring further mismanagement and irresponsibility for us peasants.
Our message on pay is clear; there must be no return to the bad old days of pay irresponsibility in the private sector and we will not tolerate any irresponsibility in the public sector.
Tory front-bencher David Davis accused the PM of irresponsibility and warned that putting a crony in such a prominent role could damage impartiality.