HSE CEO Paul Reid said the ventilators were never deployed in a clinical setting as they did not meet the HSE's quality assurance standards. Regarding due diligence on Roqu’s CEO Robert Quirke, Mr Bresnan cites “lots of mentions of dealing with countries in Eastern Europe”. Contacts had described Mr Quirke to Mr Bresnan as a "good guy". “His company doesn’t have a fantastic track record from a paperwork sense – 3 years of registrations with no accounts filed,” Mr Bresnan states. Mr Bresnan suggested that Irish agencies should “secure a person with a clinical engineering/medical device regulatory background to act as HSE eyes and ears on ground”.
Source: Irish Examiner January 16, 2021 13:03 UTC