Minogue Bus Éireann board appointment stinks of political cronyism – Natalie Treacy

Minogue Bus Éireann board appointment stinks of political cronyism – Natalie Treacy

 

Sinn Féin Castleknock Representative Natalie Treacy has said that the 2011 appointment of Fine Gael local election candidate Henry Minogue to the board of Bus Eireann by Minister Leo Varadkar stinks of political cronyism and is a clear indication that not much has changed since Fianna Fáil left office.

 

Speaking after the recent revelation of Minogue’s appointment, Natalie Treacy said:

 

“Fine Gael and Labour promised to end the culture of political cronyism that prevailed under Fianna Fáil yet Minister Varadkar’s actions prove that the opposite is true.

 

“The people of Dublin West deserve better than a return to the politics of old.

“Minister Varadkar has clearly shown with this appointment that he plans to carry on with business as usual. The Minister and Henry Minogue can dress it up whatever way they like, but I think the people of this constituency will find it strange that Minister Varadkar’s Fine Gael pal in Dublin West got the appointment ahead of others.

“Sinn Féin has a clear policy for transparency, accountability and diversity on State boards that will once and for all end the culture of cronyism that is still so present today and we aim to implement changes that will restore public confidence in State boards once more. “

Henry Minogue & Leo Varadkar

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