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Monday 20 November 2017

Board of Rehab to get report on salaries

Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group. Photo: Damien Eagers
Angela Kerins, Chief Executive, Rehab Group. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sam Griffin

THE Rehab Group has commissioned a series of reports into the salaries of senior officials, including under-fire CEO Angela Kerins, after a lengthy board meeting last night.

It is understood the reports have been commissioned ahead of the group's February 17 meeting and have been prompted by repeated calls for Ms Kerins, pictured, to reveal her salary.

The reports will examine how salaries of senior staff can be brought into line with comparable organisations and charities, and how information on senior salaries might be released.

Issues surrounding data protection obligations to staff are also to form part of the reports, it is understood.

Following a scheduled three-hour meeting of board members at Rehab's headquarters in Sandymount last night, the group issued a statement confirming they would meet "to consider the disclosure of the remuneration of the Rehab Group's Chief Executive and Group Management Team".

The statement said this meeting would be held in three weeks' time to ensure that all directors and advisers can be present and so that advice can be taken in advance.


The group also said it was "very concerned" by Justice Minister Alan Shatter's comments in relation to the body's lottery and scratch card sales, which he revealed yielded a profit of only around 8pc in 2010, as well as the subsequent media coverage.

"During the meeting, the board discussed the current legal cases regarding the charity lotteries compensation fund and the recent comments made by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, in this regard.

"The board voiced its concern about misleading and inaccurate statements contained in certain media reports of recent days and has asked the executive to examine this matter further with a view to taking appropriate action where necessary."

The group will make a full statement following the February 17 meeting, according to the statement.

Last night's meeting was the first time the board had met since Mr Shatter made public figures relating to the group's lottery and scratchcard schemes.

While the 8pc related to both scratchcards and lottery sales, it also emerged sales of €4m worth of scratch cards in 2010 yielded less than €10,000 profit.

Irish Independent

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