Saturday 23 September 2017

Controversy at CRC has to be cleared up quickly

Jim Nugent, the new acting CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic. Photo: Tom Burke
Jim Nugent, the new acting CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic. Photo: Tom Burke

As one of Ireland's great charitable institutions it is all the more unfortunate that the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) should have become embroiled in what appears to be an on-going crisis over salary top-ups and a €14m fund held by an associate organisation, The Friends & Supporters of the Central Remedial Clinic.

The resignation of chief executive Brian Conlon yesterday served to heighten public disquiet and illustrate the lack of clarity surrounding these important and disturbing issues.

Mr Conlon was not the beneficiary of a salary top-up, according to the CRC, unlike his predecessor, Paul Kiely, who was the recipient of a €136,000 'top-up' in addition to his HSE-sanctioned salary of €106,900.

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