Sunday 24 September 2017

Who says what

•On Gerry Ryan

MELANIE SAYS: "The Board of UNICEF Ireland felt that the media interest in my relationship with Gerry Ryan was damaging UNICEF and they terminated my employment."

UNICEF SAYS: It ended her contract because of her "refusal to accept the board's view of the matter as being a negative issue for the success of UNICEF Ireland's mission and the lack of agreement on a sufficiently adequate approach to address the issue".

•On a settlement

MELANIE: "There was no settlement. It is important to note that the money (two years' salary) was sent completely unilaterally and without any conditions attached" to her solicitor.

UNICEF: It made an ex-gratia payment of two years' salary as part of a conditional settlement and the settlement cheque was "encashed".

Irish Independent

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