Michael Brennan: Watt stands battered but likely to survive Quinn report scare
The testy secretary general of the Department of Health still has the confidence of the minister, and will have learned a lesson in the importance of communication
Robert Watt, the man at the centre of controversy over the abandoned appointment of Dr Tony Holohan to a role at Trinity College Dublin, is an unusually combative civil servant.
The public got to see that for themselves last week when he clashed with several TDs on the Oireachtas Finance Committee about a report that criticised his handling of the appointment process.
He was hired as secretary general of the Department of Health on a ...