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You couldn’t make this sort of stuff up;

The Irish Government is still planning to nominate the head of the Department of Finance to a plum EU post, despite the fallout from the discovery of a €3.6bn debt.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore are standing over the Coalition’s decision to appoint the department’s secretary general, Kevin Cardiff, to Ireland’s position on the European Court of Auditors. Mr Cardiff is under fire over a €3.6bn accounting error, which saw the double counting of money borrowed by a state agency resulting in the national debt being overstated.

To mis-count €3.6bn is one thing, to be then chosen to represent your country on the European Court of Auditors is surreal!

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