Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board report delayed

Won't appear until January 2

Conor McHugh

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Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board report delayed

The KWETB report is delayed

A draft report of an investigator into KWETB, which was expeced last night, has  now been delayed until early January.

It had been expected that the investigator, Richard Thorne, would supply board members withe report last night, Tuesday, December 19, in advance of their monthly meeting tomorrow, December 21.

However he has now delayed presentation of the report to the board for two weeks until January 2. 

The news was met with disappointment. “It is hugely disappointing that the report will not now be presented until January 2,” Cllr Fiona McLoughlin Healy a board member of the KWETB told the Leinster Leader. 

Dr Richard Thorn is a retired president of Sligo Institute of Technology. He was appointed in early October to investigate the performance by Kildare and Wicklow ETB in the performance of its functions particularly in relation to public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters.

A statement from the Department of Education at the time noted that “this action has been taken following issues raised in an audit by the Comptroller and  Auditor General (CAG) and subsequent correspondence between the Department and the ETB.

The news comes as the organisation’s CEO, Sean Ashe is due to retire on December 31.

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