Two Donegal appointments to new FAS board

The former head of Donegal VEC, Sean O'Longan,  has been reacting to his appointment to the  new board of FAS saying his is looking forward to the challenge.

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan yesterday unveiled a new 11-member board which also includes Margaret Sweeney, an accountant originally from Kilcar.

Ms. Coughlan said along with new legislation it demonstrates the root and branch cultural change in accountability and transparency under way at the organisation.

However Fine Gael claimed the government missed the opportunity of a fresh start  saying the new board of the troubled state training agency is "dominated by insiders".

Reacting to his appointment Sean O'Longan said it was a role he was keen to take on:

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