Tuesday February 18, 2020

Mandarin warned FG aides on memo

The Department of Employment Affairs’ head of communications Sarah O’Callaghan told Minister Regina Doherty’s two special advisers that it was not 'at all appropriate' to mention a political party in a press release being issued by the department

26th August, 2018
Regina Doherty

A senior civil servant had to warn government special advisers to take out references to Fine Gael in official press releases.

New emails reveal that the Department of Employment Affairs’ head of communications Sarah O’Callaghan told Minister Regina Doherty’s two special advisers that it was not “at all appropriate” to mention a political party in a press release being issued by the department.

Her email was prompted by...

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