The former HSE boss Tony O'Brien has been heavily criticised by some victims of the Cervical Check scandal.
Mr O'Brien resigned from his position as HSE Director General in the wake of the screening controversy earlier this year.
In an interview published yesterday Mr. O'Brien labelled the way the HSE handled the screening controversy as a "trainwreck".
Meanwhile, the former boss also accused Health Minister Simon Harris of being "weak" and behaving like a "frightened little boy" during the scandal.
You got it wrong, Tony. And you were judged on getting it wrong. I do not condone some of the behaviour of certain politicians and media. I certainly do not condone abusive or threatening behaviour. Ever. 6/8
— Vicky Phelan (@PhelanVicky) November 4, 2018
Pity after all this time he couldn’t take responsibility for the disaster that is the HSE, that he lead and desperately failed at leading! Shame on you Tony O’Brien, you made me sick and now 6 years later you make me feel sick! https://t.co/pmdHKHwcTw
— Lorraine Walsh (@LorcallWalsh) November 4, 2018
Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene died from cervical cancer after being misdiagnosed, also thinks Tony O'Brien should take more responsibility saying "I thought it was quite a bitter interview. Throughout the whole interview I felt that it was deflecting from his own leadership skills and just blaming everything else and everyone else around him."