FAS culture must be swept away
PAUL O'Toole was appointed director general of FAS in April last year after the disclosure of a series of scandalous events, involving lavish waste of public money, in the State training agency.
In January of this year, Michael Dempsey was appointed chairman of the agency. The task of the new management team was to "clean up" FAS. They set about it with a will.
But in Ireland, sadly, nothing ever seems to end, least of all the scandals. Last October, this newspaper disclosed that a tutor had "doctored" results to award students passes in examinations they would otherwise have failed. FAS launched an inquiry. Its findings, published in a report yesterday, are shocking.