Wednesday April 1, 2020

Political masters hiding behind the ‘advice of officials’

There is, of course, the possibility that, against their own better judgment, officials provide the ‘advice’to fit a prior political decision

1st May, 2010

In a recent article in the Irish Times, a vastly experienced management consultant, Eddie Molloy, asked some pertinent questions about the role of the Department of Finance in the management of the economy and public service over the past decade.

It has become a mantra of Taoiseach Brian Cowen and The Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, that they were - or are - following the advice of their officials when critical decisions have been made.

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