Saturday 16 December 2017

Shadow of Bertie looms over clinic hit by scandal

Board members had 'cosy connections' to Ahern, writes Daniel McConnell

Bertie Ahern
Bertie Ahern
Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

THE shadows of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and his gang of "cronies" from Drumcondra loom large over the now besmirched Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).

Last night's resignation "with immediate effect" of the entire CRC board had become inevitable given the spate of damaging revelations that has emerged in the past three weeks.

The embattled CRC and its associations with the Mater Hospital have been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny and will be the main item on the agenda when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meets again next Thursday.

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