Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Public Accounts Committee

HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion

12:00 pm

Photo of John DeasyJohn Deasy (Waterford, Fine Gael)
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Perhaps I will change the subject here Chairman. If this is basically going to be the stonewall here today, as has been the case in every meeting with Mr. O'Brien at which this issue has been discussed, we are probably not going to get anywhere. With regard to the reports the invocation of one of the health Acts so the Minister and the junior Minister involved can finally request the reports after all this time is curious. It is curious and problematic for us that, after years and months of being told that "there is no way we can actually get or read these reports", they finally have the reports. All that had to be done was to read an Act and see that the definition of the Acts does allow these reports to be obtained.