Tuesday January 21, 2020

Ex-HSE chief: Harris is a weak minister, the PAC is a ‘kangaroo court’

O’Brien says health minister behaved like ‘a frightened little boy’; Recent budget provided ‘no meaningful money’ for healthcare reform

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

4th November, 2018

Changes to the way politicians and the media treat public servants and others in public life are urgently needed, the former HSE chief Tony O’Brien has said.

The former top public servant said he believed the Dáil public accounts committee (PAC) had conducted itself like “a kangaroo court”, and accused Sinn Féin of being particularly “destructive”.

O’Brien said Sinn Féin had “effectively swapped the balaclava...

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