| 14.9°C Dublin

Kat's that Katherine Zappone turns down invitation to appear before Oireachtas committee

Foreign Affairs Committee chair Charlie Flanagan confirmed Ms Zappone would not attend a hearing despite being extended an invite to discuss the long-running debacle.

Close

Katherine Zappone. Photo: Collins

Katherine Zappone. Photo: Collins

Katherine Zappone. Photo: Collins

Katherine Zappone has turned down an opportunity to appear before the Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss her controversial appointment as a special envoy.

Foreign Affairs Committee chair Charlie Flanagan confirmed Ms Zappone would not attend a hearing despite being extended an invite to discuss the long-running debacle.

“I can confirm that Dr Katherine Zappone has declined an invitation to attend a meeting with the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence to discuss the matter of special envoys,” Mr Flanagan said.

Ms Zappone resigned as a special envoy for freedom of opinion and expression less than a week after being appointed.

Her appointment resulted in a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

Mr Coveney was also forced to attended two Foreign Affairs Committee meetings due to inconsistencies in his testimony.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Privacy