Tuesday 12 December 2017

Remedial action from the PAC is looming

The former board members have to tell their side of the story to the Dail's watchdog

Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf. Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin
Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf. Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin

Shane Ross

Rumours were rumbling around Leinster House late on Friday: the old board of the CRC is about to give the two fingers to the Dail's Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The departed directors know that they will be invited before the PAC this week.

Let us presume that the former governors/directors are not following the road of Rehab's Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery. If they refuse to appear, another confrontation is looming.

PAC chairman John McGuinness is rightly in no mood for further provocative claims that we in the PAC have exceeded our remit. It may be an arguable legal point but it defies our duty to monitor the use of public money. Indeed, some of the former governors have already appeared at the PAC.

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