Govt adviser accepts new position

Barry McSweeney has moved too. But should he allowed to take any position in government?

In a statement this evening, Mr MacSweeney said he was pleased to accept his new position.

He added it was his intention to work to ensure significant developments in the fields of energy, marine ICT, digital and geo-science.

The Labour Party says many questions are still unanswered, among them the manner in which Barry McSweeney was appointed.

Fine Gael has called it an embarrassing debacle. It says the Government clearly did not check their facts when making the appointment.