Saturday 24 June 2017

McGuinness shows no fear taking on 'rotten-to-the core' civil service

Top public sector staff are incompetent and have a toxic influence, the maverick TD tells Daniel McConnell

Last Wednesday, outspoken Fianna Fail TD turned chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, entered the lion's den to address 250 of the country's top senior civil servants at a Dublin conference.

And he let them have it -- with both barrels.

McGuinness's career suffered from him speaking his mind, including standing up to civil servants, and he was cast out from his position as a junior minister in 2009 by former Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

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