Tuesday 17 October 2017

Rehab's delay tactics may necessitate radical action

The PAC has never met anyone to match Angela Kerins and her charity gang for sheer neck

Rehab Chief Executive Angela Kerins & Dr John McGuire, Director Rehab Group arrive before addressing the Public Accounts Committee on issues of expenditure at the organisation on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Rehab Chief Executive Angela Kerins & Dr John McGuire, Director Rehab Group arrive before addressing the Public Accounts Committee on issues of expenditure at the organisation on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Shane Ross

How are we at the PAC going to deal with the reluctant Rehab? The PAC has held many institutions to account in recent years. We have questioned quango queens, inscrutable mandarins, secretive central bankers and greedy semi-state bosses. For sheer neck, no one has come within a whisker of Angela Kerins and her charity gang.

On February 27 Angela, bold as brass, led her squad into Leinster House. Rehab was one of the biggest teams ever to arrive at the PAC. There were nine people in all. Angela was flanked by her cohort of well-paid fellow executives, John McGuire, Laura Keane and Marie Kelly.

Behind her sat Cliodhna O'Neill, Rehab's director of public affairs, David Muldoon, head of accreditation and standards, and Sonya Felton, head of public affairs .

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