Saying stop to cronyism will speed up recovery
It’s time to end the practice of appointing friends and failed political allies to State boards, and instead to make sure that the best-qualified people are serving the State, Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer said today (Monday).
Speaking before a Fine Gael meeting in Rochestown, Co. Cork, Senator Buttimer said this would ensure the right decisions are made to bring about a faster economic recovery.
“We need an end to the practice of appointing friends or former failed political allies to State boards. We need a meritocracy where the job goes to the person with the best skills or the most suitable qualifications, rather than their personal friendships with people in power.
“Ensuring that there is an open, transparent system in place for appointments to State boards will help to rebuild trust between the political system and the public. And it will send out the right signal internationally that we want the best people working on our State boards and in State bodies.
“This can only boost our investment potential. Foreign investors will take Ireland more seriously as an investment opportunity. And I believe that Cork, as the major city in the southern region, should be at the heart of this investment from national government and internationally from foreign companies.”