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Local Sinn Fein TD criticises lack of transparency in Zappone appointment

Jul 29, 2021 13:07 By Shannonside News
Local Sinn Fein TD criticises lack of transparency in Zappone appointment Local Sinn Fein TD criticises lack of transparency in Zappone appointment
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The appointment of former children's minister Katherine Zappone to the UN role has been widely criticised in and out of the Daíl.

A local opposition TD is heavily criticising Government over their decision to appoint a former senior minister to a top UN position.

Former Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has been appointed to the paid position of special envoy for freedom of expression in the United Nations.

The job was not advertised and it's claimed the Taoiseach was not informed.

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According to Sinn Fein TD Sorca Clarke, there was no transparency or application process for the appointment.

Katherine Zappone will be entitled to €15,000 stipend for two years, a top up to her ministerial pension, a secretary and travel expenses.

Deputy Clarke says the former Children's minister was given the role due to the fact that she had been a government minister:

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