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Minister denies being involved in decision to dismiss doctor

Shirveishagh gobbal dy ve cochianglt rish briwnys dy chur ersooyl fer lhee

Briwnys ec bing dy row Ashford 'cur rour barrant' ayns fys veih Ard Sheckter

Ta'n eear hirveishagh slaynt as kiarail y theay gra dy vel eh 'freayll rish' yn feanish hug eh ec bing faillee jeh soilsheyder raauee yn reiltys.

Ta David Ashford er hassoo noi eamyn dy irree ass lurg briwnys ec bing dy row eear stiureyder lhee yn Ellan currit ersooyl dy neu-chairagh.

V'eh goll er gra dy row Mnr Ashford 'cur rour barrant' ayns fys currit da car y phandemagh liorish yn ard sheckter echey veih cheumooie jeh'n Ellan.

Myr eiyrtys dooyrt yn ving foddee dy row 'mee-yss' echey. 

As eh nish yn shirveishagh tashtee, dinsh eh da Radio Vannin dy vel eiyrtys y ving 'cur molley' agh nagh row eh cochianglt rish cur ersooyl yn Fer Lhee Rosalind Ranson.

AS DAVID ASHFORD : Cha nel shirveishee lowit dy chochiangley ad hene ayns cooishyn yn lught obbyr, myr shoh ta code y reiltys, fo 4.7 er-lhiam dy vel eh, ayns rieughid dy neu-leaystagh cur er shirveishagh tra hoshiaght t'eh goaill yn oik, cur yn ennym echey da livreys harrish da ard sheckter yn rheynn echey dy reirey dy chooilley oltey yn lught obbyr. Cha nel shirveishee lowit dy ve cochianglt rish ny reaghysyn oc, as cha row veg dy chochianglys erbee aympene myr shirveishagh rish reaghys erbee cochianglt rish faill yn Fer Lhee Ranson. 

 

Tribunal found Ashford 'over reliant' on info from Chief Executive

The former health and social care minister says he ‘stands by’ the evidence he gave at the employment tribunal of a government whistleblower.

David Ashford has resisted calls to resign following a tribunal's ruling that the Island's former medical director was unfairly dismissed.

Mr Ashford was said to be ‘over reliant’ on information given to him during the pandemic by his off-Island chief executive.

As a consequence the tribunal said he may have been ‘misinformed’.

The now treasury minister told Manx Radio the tribunal outcome is ‘disappointing’ but he wasn’t involved in Dr Rosalind Ranson’s dismissal:
 

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