Sunday 25 June 2017

Lise Hand: Five-hour grilling for the pension party but little sign of remorse

Independent TD Shane Ross attends the Public Accounts Committee meeting (PAC) to examine top-up payments at the CRC
Independent TD Shane Ross attends the Public Accounts Committee meeting (PAC) to examine top-up payments at the CRC
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

THE only sound to be heard in the committee room was the clack of collective jaws hitting the floor.

It was nearing the end of a marathon and often fractious, five-hour-plus sparring contest between the members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and a trio from the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) plus three HSE staff -- and everyone was looking a wee bit frayed around the edges.

In the firing-line were CRC chairman and current interim chief executive Jim Nugent, director David Martin and former chief executive Paul Kiely.

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