THE former minister responsible for buying the €54m e-voting machines — which have now been sold for scrap — claimed yesterday that the debacle had nothing to do with him.
Martin Cullen, who now lives in the US, refused to comment and said he didn’t want to “get into” a discussion.
Speaking to the Irish Independent at an art gallery that he co-owns in Naples, Florida, Mr Cullen said: “I had nothing to do with that. I don’t want to get into that.”
His refusal means that none of the three main players involved in buying the machines — which have now been sold for scrap for just €70,000 — will explain why they were purchased but never used.
- Voting machines anyone? (thepressnet.com)
- ‘I had nothing to do with it,’ says former minister Martin Cullen (independent.ie)
- E-voting machines to be scrapped (irishtimes.com)
- ALL E-VOTING MACHINES IN NATION TO BE TRASHED! (In the Nation of Ireland) (bradblog.com)
- €370,000 bill for empty e-voting shed (independent.ie)