Tony O’Brien’s forced exit was about politics, not accountability
A ‘someone has to go’ sacking is not the same as holding people and structures to account
In reply to the harsh personal criticism of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, by former HSE director general Tony O’Brien in the interview which was published in last week’s Sunday Business Post, the minister said: “I will make no apology for holding people accountable.” Harris was referring to O’Brien’s premature exit from his job.
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, followed up, saying: “He said himself...
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