AT LEAST 16 archivists could have been employed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for the 420,000 it has controversially cost for an historian to write just two chapters of an uncompleted book on the organisation's history.
โฌ420,000 cost of OPW historian could have paid 16 archivists
The huge fee paid to historian Desmond McCabe has become a cause c้l่bre for those who claim waste is rife in the public sector.
Martin Mansergh, the junior minister for the OPW, has "fully endorsed everything that was said by the OPW chairwoman at the PAC" and added: "This project started long before my time but we are well down the road and he [McCabe] has done a lot of valuable work. If you are most of the way there, then pulling the plug on it could mean all that good work goes to waste
LOve the photo of Mansergh - lol.