The revelations that continue to emerge about the use of donations to top-up the salaries of staff and board members at charitable organisations are a source of growing concern for other charities which depend almost entirely on the generosity of the public. Calls have now been made for a Regulator to be established to provide for transparency on how donations are spent, but as charities enter the most important time of the year for fundraising, is it a case of the damage is already done? Chief Executive of Barnardo’s, Fergus Finlay joined Sean.
Revelations yesterday that five senior members of the Central Remedial Clinic are still receiving top-up payments to their salaries, including money raised through charitable donations has added further fuel to the controversy of salaries above and beyond agreed levels of state salaries. Donal Toolan is a rights activist with a long history of work to highlight disability issues and he joined Keelin in studio and on the line was Joe Watson, parent of a child who uses the facilities of the Central Remedial Clinic.