Monday 16 October 2017

Shane Ross: Don't bank on 'Fine Gael charity' coming clean

Angela Kerins. Photo: Damien Eagers.
Angela Kerins. Photo: Damien Eagers.

Shane Ross

'There is the Fianna Fail charity and there is the Fine Gael charity," whispered one of my Public Accounts Committee colleagues to me at a private meeting last Wednesday evening.

We were discussing inviting Rehab, the so-called Fine Gael charity, to enlighten us about its litany of troubles. My colleague was interested in whether Rehab would get the CRC treatment from a Fine Gael-dominated PAC.

It was a good question. The PAC had united in its grilling of CRC. To his credit there had been no hesitation from FF chairman John McGuinness in calling in the board of the 'Fianna Fail' charity. The members had united, happily carving the CRC board into little pieces.

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