Another conflict of interest in yet another NI Water review team – redux

As I said of the leaked draft PAC report into NI Water

The First and deputy First Ministers clearly haven’t learned the importance of not appointing individuals to ‘independent’ reviews who “could be perceived as having a conflict of interest.”

The BBC reports on questions over the Northern Ireland First and deputy First Ministers’ appointment of Philip Holder to the second layer of the investigation into the role and responsibilities of the NI Regional Development Minister and the Department in the NI Water saga.

From the BBC report

The Department for Regional Development would not confirm that Mr Holder was considered for a role on the board of NI Water.

The Office of First and Deputy First Minister, which appointed Phil Holder, has not responded to a series of questions sent by the BBC.