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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

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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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