Sunday 28 May 2017

Charities must give full disclosure if they are to regain our trust

Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group
Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group

THE Irish public's attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter. The public imagination is currently convulsed with the GSOC bugging controversy which managed, quite remarkably, to dwarf the country getting walloped by a tornado last week.

Only a few short weeks ago, as a country we worried about the use of public and private monies in paying lavish salaries and pensions for hospitals like the St Vincent's group, and charities like the Central Remedial Clinic and Rehab.

Public confidence in charities has collapsed, as has donations to many of the major charities. A crunch in services for the most needy in society is inevitable if the charities do not regain the public's trust.

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