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Saturday 17 March 2018

Who are they? The Central Remedial Clinic board

Jim Nugent
Jim Nugent
Hamilton Goulding
Brian Conlan
Paul Kiely
EYE OF THE STORM: The Central Remedial Clinic in Clontarf, Dublin

Ronald Quinlan and Niamh Horan

We profile the members of the CRC board.


Brian Conlan

Only recently appointed as the CEO, a statement issued by the CRC last week said that Mr Conlan's salary was fully compliant with public pay policy.

Prior to taking the helm at the CRC, Mr Conlan worked for 20 years with the Mater Hospital in Dublin with the final eight of those spent as its CEO.

As revealed by the Sunday Independent last week, the Mater paid Mr Conlan an additional €25,625 in "respect of the hospital's development programme". Mr Conlan was also in receipt of €3,500 in the form of a car expenses allowance.

Since taking early retirement from that role in December 2012, Mr Conlan has established his own management consultancy practice specialising in healthcare issues.

On his LinkedIn profile, Mr Conlan details his main areas of expertise as corporate and clinical governance, quality & risk, financial and budgetary control, business/financial planning and modelling, change management and process restructuring, investigations, incident reviews and mediation.


Paul Kiely

(Former CEO, re-appointed as a director July 1, 2013)

The man very much at the centre of the current controversy started out his career in the accounts department of the Mater Hospital alongside former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, and Mr Ahern's close friend, the late Senator Tony Kett.

Years later, he found himself promoted by the former Taoiseach to the board of CIE, where he served as chair of the company's audit, finance and remuneration committees.

Prior to his retirement after 24 years as CEO of the CRC last year, Mr Kiely received total pay including top ups of some €272,000.

Jim Nugent

Thanks to his €2,500 contribution to one of the so-called 'dig-outs' for former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Mr Nugent is no stranger to controversy.

Apart from his membership of the board of the CRC, the 66-year-old businessman served in the past as chairman of the State-training authority CERT and on the board of the Central Bank. Quite apart from those formal roles, Mr Nugent is known to have been a key lieutenant in Mr Ahern's so-called 'Drumcondra Mafia'.

Vincent Brady

A former Fianna Fail chief whip, the 77-year-old Drumcondra resident has been a board member of the CRC for the past 15 years. He served as a TD for Dublin North Central from 1978 to 1992, when he retired from politics.

Martin Walsh

Appointed to the board of the CRC in September 1998, Mr Walsh also serves currently as a director of the Mater Misericordiae and the Children's University Hospitals Ltd as well as the National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

He previously served as a director of the Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital Research and Development Foundation, Companies Office records show.

Mary Day

A resident of Naas in Co Kildare, Mary Day was appointed to the board of the CRC last June.

Companies Office records show she also serves currently as a director of eight other companies including St Paul's Child And Family Care Centre Limited, The Dublin Neurological Institute, Suantrai Limited, Electrical Power Distribution Limited, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Information Services Limited, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Portview Equipment Limited and Eccles Research & Innovation Limited.

Hamilton Goulding

Appointed to the board of CRC in 2004, Wicklow resident Mr Goulding is also a director of four other companies, all of which are either directly associated with the CRC or the charitable sector generally.

These include The Care Trust Limited, Friends And Supporters Of The Central Remedial Clinic Limited, Central Remedial Clinic Medical Devices Limited and Rehab Lotteries Limited.

Pat Ryan

Appointed to the board of the CRC in June 1999, records filed at the companies office show Mr Ryan to be the director of no less than 11 other companies at present.

Among the businesses with which the Castleknock resident has an involvement are security broking and fund management and financial intermediation, the records show.

Ailbhe Rice Jones

A resident of the south Dublin suburb of Sandycove, Ms Rice Jones was appointed to the board of the CRC in June 2004.

David Martin

A member of the CRC board since June 2006, Mr Martin, who lives in Dublin's Malahide, is currently the director of one other firm according to records filed at the Companies Office.

Frances Sheppard

Appointed to the board of the CRC last August, Ms Sheppard is a resident of Goatstown in south county Dublin.

Hassia Jameson

Appointed to the boards of the CRC and the Friends and Supporters of the Central Remedial Clinic Ltd in 1991, Mrs Jameson lives in Donnybrook in south Dublin.

List compiled by Ronald Quinlan and Niamh Horan

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