Who the Fuck is Watt? We know Donnelly is a Muppet, but this Watt, is some piece of Work? Watt is Literally Pissing on this Shabolic Goverment? Where are the Fianna Fail, Sheep Backbenchers?

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‘This could be next Zappone-gate’ — Watt and Donnelly under fire for refusing to attend inquiry

24th April 2022  2h agoFollow

Serious questions have been raised over the legality of the decision of Department of Health secretary-general Robert Watt not to appear before the Finance Committee inquiry into the controversial Tony Holohan appointment.

Committee chair John McGuinness and Mr Watt have already clashed over Mr Watt’s decision to send a press release as a response to a previous attempt to investigate his €81,000 pay increase. Now Mr McGuinness says: ‘The status of the Holohan decision encompassing planned public expenditure brings Mr Watt within the purview of his inquiry.’

One source warned there could be ‘a serious tug of war very quickly; if Watt stays on the run this could be the next Zappone-gate’.

Opposition TDs called it ‘scandalous’ that both Mr Watt and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly have declined an invitation to appear before the Finance Committee, which is examining the now-abandoned secondment of Dr Holohan to Trinity College.

The committee had invited Mr Donnelly and Mr Watt to answer questions at a sitting this Wednesday, as part of its examination of the circumstances of the Chief Medical Officer’s proposed appointment. But a letter to the committee from Mr Donnelly’s private secretary said: ‘Neither the minister nor his officials are in a position to attend the meeting.’

Committee member Peadar Tóibín of Aontú said: ‘It’s absolutely scandalous that the highest-paid civil servant refused two requests to come before the committee and be accountable. Donnelly is providing no control over the actions of the civil servant. It has reversed the democratic authority of the State.’

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