On at least three occasions prior to the publication of the De Buitléir report into the creation of a single-tier healthcare system, Minister Donohoe asked for confirmation that the findings of the report would not necessarily have to be implemented.
Secretary-General of Justice Aidan O’Driscoll told the Oireachtas committee relating to his department that “as a secretary-general of two departments I can say this could have happened in any department”.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed he is “considering” calls to drastically increase salaries for Ireland’s top public servants — despite insisting he has made no decision on whether to act on the recommendations.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection did not share the interim adversarial findings of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) regarding the Public Services Card (PSC) with any affected bodies apart from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. This was despite being specifically asked and in a position to do so.
Talks between the Department of Public Expenditure and the Department of Education are ongoing over whether the school bus scheme will continue to include certain children after Minister John Halligan said he would fight for more funding to ease the problem.
The senior civil servant on the board of the National Children's Hospital has told the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee that he did nothing wrong by not telling cabinet ministers about the cost overruns associated with the project.