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Videos: Stormy PAC meeting sees TD storm out and members told to 'chillax'

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming walked out of a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee with HSE chiefs as Simon Harris later told people to ‘chillax’.

A FIANNA FÁIL TD stormed out of a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee last night with members later told to ‘chillax’ by one young deputy as the chairman of the HSE faced a grilling from Dáil members.

Seán Fleming, Fianna Fáil’s public expenditure spokesman, stormed out of the meeting of the PAC after Department of Health secretary general and HSE chairman Ambrose McLoughlin said he could not answer questions about the delay in reaching a deal on the cost of prescription drugs.

McLoughlin told the meeting that he was legally barred from answering questions on government policy prompting a furious outburst from Fleming who walked out of the meeting.

Labour TD Michael McCarthy described Fleming’s intervention as “shameful behaviour”:

Later in the meeting, Fine Gael TD Simon Harris said that participants needed to “chillax”:

Read: Fianna Fáil TD tells Department of Health chief civil servant to quit

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