I was driving this morning, flicked over to "Today with Pat Kenny" and heard some extraordinary comments from Labhras O' Murchu Ard Stiurtheoir of Comhaltas. Basically Olivia Mitchell was on the show complaining about the lack of transparency surrounding Comhaltas funding, that she couldn't get a copy of the Accounts, the Minister wouldn't oblige, etc. O'Murchu stated that he was on the same Committee as her, met her daily and would have gladly taken her to his office and showed the Accounts if she asked.
Anyway, it wasn't so much this but what O'Murchu said as a general comment that completely threw me
Here's the link to the podcast page, the conversation involving Mitchell and O'Murchu is there as a podcast for download and this comment by O'Murchu starts at about 5mins 30 secs into it;
RTÉ - Today with Pat Kenny
This is what he said going on about "this" being part of a much bigger picture ... "I've had sight of a document in the last couple of days .. it says it was delivered by the Revenue Internet Email Service .... and it went to a number of people including a Senior Civil Servant and Political Press Officer and they were warned not to say a word about Deputy Mitchell's Statement in case the blame found its way back to their door"
O'Murchu also said he knows what the basis of this is.
Mitchell and Kenny both seemed to be quite taken aback by these comments. It wasn't elaborated on any further by O'Murchu.
What in the hell was he on about? It is quite bizarre how this came out all of a sudden on Kenny's Show.