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Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone


Thursday 30th August 2018

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., has been informed by the Board of Tusla of the resignation of Mr. Fred McBride, Chief Executive Officer of Tusla. It is understood that the Board considered Mr. McBride’s letter at their meeting this morning and have, with regret, accepted his resignation with effect from 30th September 2018.

Speaking on the matter the Minister said: “I wish to thank Mr. McBride for all his work and commitment in leading Tusla, during a time when the Agency has developed significantly. I wish him very well in his future career. Many challenges remain for Tusla but with the ongoing energy of the dedicated workforce the positive progress of the organisation will continue.”

The Minister notes that the Board will consider the process for the replacement of Mr. McBride in the coming weeks.