Fintan O’Toole, in The Irish Times, writes:
At stake in the broadband scheme is what Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, has called in an official memo “the unprecedented risks associated with this project”.
When was the last time unprecedented risk turned into a disaster for the Irish taxpayer? A decade ago. Whose fingerprints were all over it?
And who devised the outrageous model at the heart of the NBP?
As of January, we have so far paid KPMG, one of the biggest consultancy and audit firms in the world, €11.33 million for work on the NBP.
This is the way public policy is formed in the State now.
Previously: The KPMG Connection