Deifying TK Whitaker does a big disservice to his successors

Deifying TK Whitaker does a big disservice to his successors
TK Whitaker December 8, 1916 - January 9, 2017

Whitaker has been lauded for his role at the Department of Finance, but he divides opinion among other secretaries general

The tributes last week on the passing of Ireland’s “man of the century” were heartfelt and uniform. The architect of modern Ireland and national treasure were the oft-repeated phrases when reference was made to the former secretary at the Department of Finance. But do secretaries general at Irish government departments share these views about TK Whitaker?

I have spoken to four secretaries general. Two are retired, including a contemporary of Whitaker’s, while two remain...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription

€1

For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription

€200€149

For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription

€55€42

For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post