Nenagh candidate criticises spending on consultants

Independent local election candidate Gerry McInerney has described the recruitment of external consultants by the Government over the last three years at a cost of €165m for seven departments as “totally outrageous”.

The Nenagh-based candidate maintained that the Labour Party had cost the country’s taxpayers €85m for consultants for only two departments, Foreign Affairs and Social Protection.

“How can a small country survive on an incapable government failing to address serious issues affecting the people of our nation?” he asked. Meanwhile, Mr McInerney called on Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to follow Commissioner Martin Callinan’s lead and resign over recent controversies.


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