Monday 24 July 2017

What the 'handcuffs letter' says

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Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

On February 20, 2017, head of finance Michael Culhane wrote a letter to head of audit, Niall Kelly.

Mr Culhane says:

1) On several occasions you are reported to have stated in relation to College personnel that people will be led away in handcuffs.

2) In front of junior staff in the finance section you stated on the phone that what was going in the college was comparable to what had gone on in the charity Console. Your indiscretions are a source of concern.

3) In November 2016, you demanded access to the personal emails of a senior member of my staff. When you were refused access, there was an altercation in his office. This incident was reported to Deputy Commissioner O'Cualain and while you were subsequently obliged to apologise for your behaviour, this incident highlights again your unprofessional conduct.

4) At a meeting in the college you stated to Superintendent McCabe, the college administrator, that you believed the college had off-shore bank accounts even without a scintilla of evidence to substantiate such a ridiculous claim. I do not need to spell out the obvious implications of such an unfounded allegation.

Irish Independent

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