Tuesday 24 October 2017

Crash puts grilling of aide on hold

Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor

THE head of a government department was unable to answer questions from the Dail's spending watchdog yesterday -- because he was hospitalised after a car crash.

Department of Enterprise secretary general Sean Gorman had been due to face questions about "misleading" evidence he had given about a €115m business training programme.

But the Dail's Public Accounts committee heard that he could not turn up because he required hospital treatment and X-rays.

Committee chairman Fine Gael TD Bernard Allen said: "We will consider whether we should have Mr Gorman here as soon as he is fit to deal with the issues raised by the committee."

Irish Independent

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