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How Robert Watt’s €20m bid for the Holohan post puts him in the Gatsby league

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As Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, the rich are “different from you and me.” Health Department Secretary-General Robert Watt yesterday struggled to explain to the Oireachtas Health Committee how he told Trinity College, without authorization, that it would receive €2 million a year to support Tony Holohan’s professorship. Over 10 years it would be worth 20 million euros.

Though he was irritated when former Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry referred to both as “their people”, it’s difficult not to conclude that even the highest officials – who handle vast sums of taxpayers’ money every day – can do so , as Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said, “losing the barrel” of himself. It raises serious doubts about Mr Watt’s judgment and leaves many questions unanswered.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/how-robert-watts-20m-offer-for-the-holohan-post-puts-him-in-gatsby-league-41615761.html How Robert Watt’s €20m bid for the Holohan post puts him in the Gatsby league

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