Saturday 25 March 2017

Editorial: 'Top-ups' scandal was just tip of the iceberg

The Central Remedial Clinic. Photo: El Keegan
The Central Remedial Clinic. Photo: El Keegan

The Central Remedial Clinic has, for many years, been one of the most respected disability organisations in the country. However, it has now emerged that the 'top-ups' saga which has discredited the organisation was just the tip of the iceberg.

Yesterday, the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard further disturbing revelations about the financial affairs of the CRC which have left the organisation's corporate reputation in tatters.

One of the most disquieting issues of this sorry saga was the revelations by Shane Ross, the TD for south Dublin, that €3m was moved from the accounts of the Friends and Supporters of the CRC to the CRC itself in the middle of last year to prop up the employees' pension fund.

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