Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board to select new chair and vice chair tomorrow

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Conor McHugh

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Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board to select new chair and vice chair tomorrow

Former chair, Jim Ruttle

Tomorrow will see the first meeting of the board of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) since its chair and vice-chair (Jim Ruttle and Brendan Weld) resigned three weeks ago.

It is expected the board will be asked to  select and approve replacements.

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In advance of that meeting, when asked by the Leinster Leader, board member Cllr Fiona McLoughlin Healy said she would like to see a non-political chairperson who has not been involved in selecting or approving tenders or provided any commercial service to KWETB.

She has asked for information on board members who may have been in those positions in the past.  

She has no plans to contest for the position, she says, adding: “It would require broad support and I have been a dissenting voice in relation to the response of the board to the investigation”.

The board meeting will be the last one before the retirement of current CEO Sean Ashe on December 31. 

It comes as the organisation is under investigation  after the Department of Edcuation and the Comptroller and Auditor General failed to get satisfactory answers from the KWETB in relation to certain matters.