The Public Accounts Committee is this morning discussing the possibility of compelling former Rehab chief executives to answer questions before it. Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins have declined the committee’s ...
Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times Political Correspondent, joins Claire by telephone following his article about Frank Flannery. The Fine Gael strategist and Rehab Director, was paid thousands by Rehab to lobby the Government on their behalf. In studio are Paschal Donohoe, Dublin Central TD and Minister for European Affairs; Sean Fleming, Fianna Fáil TD for Laois/Offaly and Public Expenditure and Reform Spokesperson. There was also a rundown of this week's Dáil Business.
After weeks of controversy, Rehab’s Board has revealed, the remuneration package of its chief executive Angela Kerins. Ms Kerins salary is €240,000, with an employer contribution of €14,400 into her defined contribution pension and company car benefits to the tune of some €18,000. Rehab has said it would disclose the ‘total remuneration’ of other top managers in its 2015 accounts which will not be published until 2016. Stephen Kinsella senior lecturer in economics at the University of Limerick says public confidence in charities has collapsed.
Last night in the Dail, Justice Minister Alan Shatter launched another grenade into the ongoing debate about the charity sector here. This time the focus was on Rehab, with the minister revealing that sales of €4 million on Rehab instant win scratch cards in 2010 yielded just €10,000 of profit for the company. Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor of the Irish Independent spoke to Sean this morning.