Watt appointment to Department of Health ‘damaged public trust’, draft report says
Cross-party report criticises process by which Robert Watt became secretary general of the Department of Health, and got a €81k pay rise
The government followed “no formal process” when appointing Robert Watt secretary general of the Department of Health on a salary of €292,000, according to a report which will be published later today.
And Watt, who first took on the role in January 2021, showed a lack of regard for the work of an Oireachtas committee by declining to attend a hearing on the issue, the cross-party review said.
The report, a draft copy of...
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