In three parts, recorded about seven days ago. Strong interview by Stephen Sackur:
Note: At 4.40 of the above clip Mary Coughlan repeats the mistruth she has told the Dáil previously. She says performance-related bonuses of senior civil servants were judged by the Review Body on Higher Remuneration in the Public Sector to be “intrinsically” part of their salary.
This is not the truth. It is false. It’s a beyond misleading statement.
In no way, “intrinsically”, “implicitly”, “explicitly” or otherwise did the Review Body see bonuses as part of salary. Once again I have to wonder, is the Tánaiste stupid, out of her depth or lying? A disgrace.
“When we had the economic where-with-all we invested it in health, we invested it in education, we invested it in skills training.”
Eh. The HSE. Third level institutes. FÁS.[h/t The Property Pin]