There were gasps of amazement in the Public Accounts Committee room yesterday when it was revealed that Paul Kiely the former CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic had a pension pot amounting to an astonishing €742,000 euro.
The complex layers were peeled back in a letter read by the HSE’s Barry O’Brien to reveal the true extent of Mr.Kiely’s retirement package – before Christmas the committee had been told he got €200,000 tax free lump.
Former CEO of the CRC Brian Conlan told the committee that he was unaware of the three quarters of a million being paid to Paul Kiely.
Earlier on Morning Ireland Maria Nolan, the mother of a 17 month old child who is dependant on the services of Central Remedial Clinic made an emotional appeal to the public to continue to support the charity and was asked what she thought about the pensions controversy.
Sean was joined by the Chief Executive of the HSE, Tony O’Brien and Tom Clonan – a frequent guest on the programme as a security analyst – who’s 11 year old son has been helped by the CRC and has been following the controversy closely.