Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Appointment Process for Chair of Irish Aviation Authority: Engagement with Department of Transport
I thank Mr. Towey for answering the questions as frankly as he could. However, the average punter looking in will ask why two or three people sat in a room, tossed around a few names, did an eeny, meeny, miny, moe and picked an individual. That does not look good in terms of transparency at the level we are dealing with it. Quite frankly, it looks appalling because there is a broader question. There will be two boards at the end of this interim chairmanship. Can Mr. Towey tell us that the interim chair will not be in a position to compete for either of those two boards? I will hear his answer before my next question.