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Molloy’s resignation appropriate decision – Morgan

26 November, 2008


Responding to Rody Molloy's resignation as Chief Executive of FÁS Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD said it was the appropriate decision to make amid revelations of gross wastages of money. Deputy Morgan said the Taoiseach's standing over of Mr. Molloy is akin to his presiding over the running down of the health services under HSE Chief Executive Brendan Drumm.

Deputy Morgan said, "There is huge anger among the general public at the revelations of gross wastages of money at senior levels of FÁS particularly at a time when thousands of jobs are at risk and public sector workers are being attacked.

"Rody Molloy has made the appropriate decision to resign amid these revelations. However it is quite clear that Mr. Molloy has become the scapegoat for a culture malpractice within the hierarchies of FÁS.

"What is quite worrying about this ordeal is the Taoiseach's declaration of confidence in Mr. Molloy ahead of his resignation. His standing over of Mr. Molloy is akin to his presiding over the running down of the Health Services under HSE Chief Executive Brendan Drumm. We must remember that Rody Molloy is not the only Senior Civil Servant who has presided over massive wastages of money and mismanagement of a State Body." ENDS

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