Because he’s annoyed some very POWERFUL people.
And by ‘powerful’ we do mean ‘a reactionary, unprofessional and inefficient group of people whose veneration of the status quo and the perks, pensions and pay it gives them is costing this country a very large fortune’.
And not just Fine Gael.
The TD who wants to lead an investigation into the banking crisis, including the role of State institutions, has sensationally claimed that a cabal of civil servants wants to nobble the inquiry.
In the Sunday Independent today, John McGuinness, the chairman of the Dail’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), says “senior public servants” fear the work of his committee which, crucially, intends to investigate events both before and after the night of the infamous bank guarantee.
He says: “There is at the heart of our administration a reactionary, unprofessional and inefficient group of senior public service managers, whose veneration of the status quo and the perks, pensions and pay it gives them is costing this country a very large fortune. It is a disgrace.”
…However, government sources said last night that “under no circumstances” would the PAC be allowed to undertake the investigation.
“It’s a done deal; it seems that [Labour’s] Alex White’s committee will get it,” a source said. But Mr McGuinness says: “Not on my watch without a struggle.”
July 12, 2012
Taoiseach says John McGuiness revelations ‘damaging’ to Public Accounts Committee (Irish Independent)
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)