Watt’s position in question after he rejects report findings, Martin told

Tanaiste Micheál Martin also noted that Watt himself has pledged to implement the recommendations of Maura Quinn’s report

Robert Watt: Under-fire Secretary General at the Department of Health rejected findings of Quinn report into botched secondment of Dr Tony Holohan to Trinity College Dublin.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has backed the author of an independent review into Dr Tony Holohan’s proposed appointment to a role at Trinity College Dublin.

Maura Quinn, the former head of the Institute of Directors, found that the planned appointment, which was later abandoned, did not meet “accepted norms of scrutiny, transparency and accountability.”

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health who was involved in trying to arrange the appointment last year, told ...