John McGuinness's recent call for the resignation of Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general of the Department of Health, and HSE boss Tony O'Brien on the grounds that they have failed again to operate within budget is out of order.
While department officials and HSE managers have questions to answer, by far the main reason for repeated budget over-runs lies with politically motivated policies.
In a highly significant report on Strengthening Civil Service Accountability and Performance recently...
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