Sunday 18 November 2018

Gardai probe spending of FAS advertising funds

The Dail has heard that Gardai are investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds by a senior executive with the training and employment agency FAS.

The issue was raised in the House this morning by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny.

He said the senior executive at the centre of the probe had responsibility for a ?9m advertising campaign and questions are being asked about how ?100,000 was spent with one particular local newspaper.

He said this was "completely contrary to the normal policy of FAS in dealing with national advertising".

The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, said that, if Gardai are investigating the matter, then political involvement would be wrong.

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