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# pac - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit
# PAC
# PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

Jun 14th 2014, 1:56 PM 7,502 Views 44 Comments

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# pac - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call
# Awkward
# Awkward

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

Jun 13th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,176 Views 53 Comments

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# pac - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 9,738 Views 28 Comments

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'

Jun 12th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,029 Views 36 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek outside legal advice as it continues efforts to compel former Rehab executives to come before it.

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Jun 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,328 Views 13 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# pac - Monday 9 June, 2014

No 'slam dunk' for ex-Rehab chiefs as CPP yet to rule on compellability
# Rehab
# Rehab

No 'slam dunk' for ex-Rehab chiefs as CPP yet to rule on compellability

Jun 9th 2014, 9:08 AM 7,969 Views 28 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said it would be ‘quite wrong’ to pre-judge the view of the committee.

# pac - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

Jun 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,457 Views 27 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Thursday 29 May, 2014

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What will NAMA have to say about its predicted profits at the PAC?

May 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,524 Views 14 Comments

NAMA officials will be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on the details of their latest annual report….

# pac - Friday 16 May, 2014

'This isn't anything personal': PAC denies accusation of bias against Angela Kerins
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

'This isn't anything personal': PAC denies accusation of bias against Angela Kerins

May 16th 2014, 11:00 PM 11,992 Views 52 Comments

Solicitors for the former Rehab boss had accused the Public Accounts Committee of being biased against her.

# pac - Thursday 8 May, 2014

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
# Job Done
# Job Done

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation

May 8th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,206 Views 15 Comments

Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.

# pac - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC
# Legal Letters
# Legal Letters

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC

May 6th 2014, 8:36 PM 17,468 Views 53 Comments

Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.

# pac - Sunday 4 May, 2014

PAC "not serving public fully" and needs more powers
# Terms Of Reference
# Terms Of Reference

PAC "not serving public fully" and needs more powers

May 4th 2014, 1:42 PM 6,226 Views 21 Comments

Simon Harris says that the terms governing who the PAC can examine are “too rigid”.

# pac - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims

May 1st 2014, 7:10 PM 20,290 Views 59 Comments

It is alleged that the employees were making payments to a number of individuals that were “not appropriate”.

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to be forced before PAC after they 'throw kitchen sink' at committee
# Compellability
# Compellability

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to be forced before PAC after they 'throw kitchen sink' at committee

May 1st 2014, 10:48 AM 11,680 Views 32 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is seeking powers of compellability in the case of the two former CEOs at the disability organisation.

# pac - Friday 25 April, 2014

Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland

Apr 25th 2014, 12:24 PM 6,203 Views 20 Comments

A Prime Time investigation revealed that standards of care were not met at a care home run by Rehab Group.

# pac - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 16th 2014, 11:15 PM 16,244 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Two weeks' notice: PAC WILL compel Kerins and Flannery to appear if they don't get answers
# Rehab
# Rehab

Two weeks' notice: PAC WILL compel Kerins and Flannery to appear if they don't get answers

Apr 16th 2014, 7:55 PM 10,572 Views 47 Comments

If they don’t cooperate and hand over all required information, the Committee will compel the former Rehab CEOs to appear in person.

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it

Apr 16th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,936 Views 11 Comments

Members of the Public Accounts Committee will discuss the ongoing controversy at Rehab and whether they should compel its former CEOs, Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins, later today.

# pac - Monday 14 April, 2014

Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity
# Kickbacks
# Kickbacks

Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity

Apr 14th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,620 Views 14 Comments

The company said it will publish the content of an affidavit in which a whistleblower claimed managers took ‘kickbacks’ in return for guaranteeing school bus route contracts.

# pac - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week

Apr 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,442 Views 17 Comments

You win some, you lose some…

# pac - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Badly damaged": 8 uneasy facts exposed by Rehab's turn at PAC
# Tell Us More
# Tell Us More

"Badly damaged": 8 uneasy facts exposed by Rehab's turn at PAC

Apr 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 15,251 Views 28 Comments

Missing policies, a tussle between public and private, nice earners and losing touch with the frontline: it’s not pretty.

# pac - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 10th 2014, 11:30 PM 16,164 Views 0 Comments

Everyonne’s talking about the Omagh bomb, Rehab revelations, and President Higgins…

The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business
# Wood You Believe
# Wood You Believe

The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business

Apr 10th 2014, 11:20 PM 35,350 Views 58 Comments

Angela Kerins, her family and Rehab’s relationship with Complete Eco Solutions is under scrutiny again. What is it all about?

Frank Flannery was paid over €400k by Rehab since 2007
# Top Fees
# Top Fees

Frank Flannery was paid over €400k by Rehab since 2007

Apr 10th 2014, 12:54 PM 12,109 Views 95 Comments

The former CEO was paid over €5,000 a month regularly between 2007 and 2013 for “lobbying and consulting”.

Kerins and Flannery legal threats to Rehab not to reveal finances
# Keep Mum
# Keep Mum

Kerins and Flannery legal threats to Rehab not to reveal finances

Apr 10th 2014, 12:05 PM 11,672 Views 73 Comments

Solicitors’ letters were fired off to the charity group last night.

Rehab management are at the Public Accounts Committee today - but Flannery and Kerins won't be there
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Rehab management are at the Public Accounts Committee today - but Flannery and Kerins won't be there

Apr 10th 2014, 7:38 AM 3,733 Views 25 Comments

Angela Kerins has told the Public Accounts Committee she is unwell, but Frank Flannery says he simply can’t help.

PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them
# Round 2
# Round 2

PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 2,754 Views 5 Comments

John McGuinness said the last time answers had to be “dragged” out of Rehab – today they want answers on public money and the group’s governance.

# pac - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 9th 2014, 11:10 PM 13,834 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins…

PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'
# Showdown
# Showdown

PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'

Apr 9th 2014, 11:07 PM 15,018 Views 73 Comments

The strongly-worded letters went out after an emergency session of the Public Accounts Committee tonight.

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow
# Accountability
# Accountability

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow

Apr 9th 2014, 6:02 PM 16,539 Views 156 Comments

Shane Ross is not too impressed.

# pac - Saturday 5 April, 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

FG's young 'policy wonk' wants to trade a seat in the Dáil for one in Europe. Here's why:

Apr 5th 2014, 5:05 PM 12,600 Views 51 Comments

Just over three years into his first stint as a TD, Simon Harris has his eyes on Brussels.

# pac - Thursday 3 April, 2014

RSVP: Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery yet to confirm attendance at PAC next week
# Rehab
# Rehab

RSVP: Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery yet to confirm attendance at PAC next week

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:09 PM 6,592 Views 32 Comments

The committee is due to hold further hearings on Rehab next Thursday.

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:39 AM 4,122 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to seek all relevant information about the procurement of recording equipment by both the gardaí and the Irish Prison Service.

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery are 'absolutely expected' to attend PAC next week
# Rehab
# Rehab

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery are 'absolutely expected' to attend PAC next week

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:07 AM 5,123 Views 41 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has discussed the latest developments at the Rehab Group, including the retirement of its CEO Angela Kerins, this morning.

# pac - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald says Angela Kerins' stress was of her own making
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Lou McDonald says Angela Kerins' stress was of her own making

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:06 AM 15,936 Views 120 Comments

Angela Kerins quit today, stating that the latest controversies had taken their toll on her family and the Rehab Group.

Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO
# Gone
# Gone

Angela Kerins quits her role as Rehab CEO

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:02 AM 18,205 Views 102 Comments

Kerins says that she is leaving because of “the toll that public controversy has taken on the Rehab Group and my own family”.

# pac - Thursday 27 March, 2014

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls

Mar 27th 2014, 5:01 PM 6,137 Views 21 Comments

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.

# pac - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here's the letter that Frank Flannery sent to PAC
# Return Of The PAC
# Return Of The PAC

Here's the letter that Frank Flannery sent to PAC

Mar 20th 2014, 10:13 AM 11,071 Views 37 Comments

Flannery says he will cooperate with the Public Accounts Committee – as soon as they contact him directly.

# pac - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Rehab: Legal action being taken against writer of letter to PAC
# Remarks
# Remarks

Rehab: Legal action being taken against writer of letter to PAC

Mar 15th 2014, 3:53 PM 10,617 Views 25 Comments

Rehab also said that comments from the chairman of the PAC, John MGuinness, were “unfair”.

# pac - Friday 14 March, 2014

Over €3m 'down the drain' after 'comedy of errors' on new pathology office
# Abandoned
# Abandoned

Over €3m 'down the drain' after 'comedy of errors' on new pathology office

Mar 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,067 Views 42 Comments

Nearly €2 million was spent on consultancy during the construction of the new facilities that were only partially built before being demolished last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.