This seems to be taking a very long time - no?
Remember that at the time of this incident, per reporting by RTE et al, Michael was redirecting life-saving vaccines to his personal network. There's been no mention of this investigation since then by our intrepid reporters other than a recent article in the IT which laid the foundations for a verdict that would split the blame between HSE and Beacon. So it looks like Michael, whose sister Pauline also works at Beacon Clinic, will laugh onwards to another day.
Meanwhile over on RTE, 1 Ryan Tubridy last week had a long interview with Ann Marie Cullen, Michael's other sister, about her new music album and her struggles with coming out as a lesbian in later life. Just another microcosm of how our country is run...
'good faith' has a terrible reputation
Decision by Beacon Hospital to offer Covid vaccines to teachers ‘made in good faith’
PR and report https://www.beaconhospital.ie/news/independent-review-statement-and-findings/
A laughable response from the Beacon but what did we expect. The teachers will still have to live with the shame of their selfishness.
As do all the HSE staff who work in offices etc
as do all those in country towns where the Dr. Ordered an excess to vaccinate everyone.
the list goes on
So they've justified this disgraceful incident by suggesting it was done in good faith? WTF does that actually mean exactly, what about the wink and nodding, what about senior executives and likely consultants children conveniently attending the private school in question? Just outrageous, disgusting and predictably white washed with zero sanction for those who have influence and connections in the right places.
Utterly Shameless and Shameful.
no mention of why that school
Indeed, let's not forget numerous public schools between the Beacon and the leafy outskirts of Bray
I suspect we'd be hard pressed to find any shame in either the Beacon or St Gerards albeit I believe those Teachers at the school who did NOT partake in this Sham are furious & disgusted at being dragged into this shameful incident.
I’m more surprised (or perhaps disappointed) that there is no reference to the vaccination of childcare staff including those not on the Beacon site nor indeed in any childcare setting (head office staff) who were reported as having been vaccinated out of turn at the Beacon. Terms of reference were set by the Beacon. I suspect HSE will have a private inquiry.
the report does mention it
17.The form of report given to HSE on the day after a clinic categorised people who had received vaccines under three headings, Beacon, CHO6 and CHO7. The 20 Bray Teachers were included under the Beacon heading on the information provided to HSE on 24 March. This was the same approach as adopted for other non-CHO cohorts such as people from VHI Health and Wellbeing and MyMedical. It was also the approach adopted in relation to the first staff from Beacon Creche although, in that case, Beacon separately informed HSE by email of the fact that the Creche staff had been vaccinated to avoid doses being wasted.
and the last page
Breaking: Eugene McCague has confirmed, after months of rigorous investigation, that Michael Cullen is indeed an honest broker - https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/decision-by-beacon-hospital-to-offer-covid-vaccines-to-teachers-made-in-good-faith-1.4624677
Michael redirected the vaccines, which RTE were broadcasting to the nation as being life-saving, to his network but he was apparently ignorant of the pandemic protocols and acted only "in good faith". HSE are in the clear too . Naturally then there's no action required.
I know I'll sleep easier tonight knowing that depressive Eugene has seen justice done :-)
Beacon withholds full report into school vaccination controversy
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/beacon-withholds-full-report-into-school-vaccination-controversy-1.4625105 which inlcudes discussion of why that schools was chosen
Oh look the IT is now pretending to do some real journalism - see 'The Irish Times view on the Beacon hospital vaccine debacle: questions go unanswered'.
But somehow the IT have completely overlooked to set the context: Eugene McCague is not just 'a solicitor' by whom this Beacon report was 'written' - he is the ex-managing partner of Arthur Cox! In addition, Eugene was a HSE board member when the HSE awarded Arthur Cox, where Eugene was a Senior Partner, a 60M Euro contract! (See  above.) In other words, Eugene 'sad eyes' McCague is buried up to his Bibi Baskin's in this and the IT senior team 100% know this.
Perhaps if the IT wanted to re-establish some credibility they might publish an article profiling the 'Davy 16' including profile pictures. Ah hang on, that would be in the public service, so no chance then :-)
HSE report yet to come https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hse-report-into-beacon-vaccine-controversy-nears-completion-1.4626128