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.
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.