Robert Watt’s demeanour at finance committee was breathtaking in its contempt for TDs

Department of Health secretary general Robert Watt appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Martina Devlin

The Frank Sinatra of the public service sang from an extremely limited repertoire during questioning by TDs and senators this week. It could be summed up as: “Regrets, I’ve had a few – but then again, too few to mention.”

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