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Saturday 23 September 2017

Feuding board members told to 'chillax'

ANGRY scenes overshadowed a committee meeting on health spending where a Department of Health chief was branded a disgrace and asked to resign.

Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming shouted at Secretary General Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: "You are a disgrace. You are a disgrace as a public official. You are chairman of the board of the HSE and not fit for office."

Mr Fleming -- who stormed out of the meeting last night -- erupted after Dr McLoughlin's statement that the committee's decision to summon him to a meeting to discuss the HSE's 2012 accounts was out of order.

Fine Gael's Simon Harris (pictured) said that the members should all take a step back and "chillax".

Irish Independent

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