PAC to write to Taoiseach on disbandment of SCU – Cullinane
The Public Accounts Committee is to write to an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the disbandment of the Strategic Communications Unit. This comes after the Dáil overwhelmingly supported a Sinn Féin motion calling on the Government to disband this €5 million vanity project.
David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD and member of the PAC, said:
“The Taoiseach outrageously said that he and his Government would disregard the will of the Dáil when it comes to his spin unit earlier this week. Not only is this a worryingly authoritarian attitude to adopt, it demonstrates that propaganda is more important to the Taoiseach than good governance.
“Practically the entire opposition has said enough to the Strategic Communications Unit and voted today for its disbandment. I am glad to see this Sinn Féin motion enjoying such wide support as it demonstrates that no party, bar Fine Gael, can abide the use of public monies to host party political roadshows and exploitation of the media.
“The PAC has decided today to write to an Taoiseach and call on him to appear before the Committee so that the disbandment of his vanity project can be discussed and implemented as soon as possible.”