Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Chairman says FÁS board will go

The chairman of FÁS Peter McLoone has said the board of the agency will resign.

This follows the report from the Comptroller and Auditor General which found there had been poor control over FÁS spending in the six years to 2008.

A number of politicians have called for the board to either resign or be sacked in recent days.

Mr. McLoone said he expects that the board will decide to stand down when next they meet to facilitate a transition to a new board being set up under new legislation.

Labour's Roisin Shortall is a member of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee who is critical of the size and composition of previous FAS boards,

"What we're saying is that we need to move away from that kind of model, have a scaled down board. A seven person board with people with particular expertise and stop this gravy train."

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