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# 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 10,621 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 15,076 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.

# pac - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene women share nearly €9m in compensation - but still waiting on healthcare

Mar 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 8,879 Views 36 Comments

Around 250 women have accepted offers of compensation from a fund set up in the wake of the McAleese report into the Magdalene Laundries, the Public Accounts Committee heard today.

PAC refers serious allegations about Rehab to gardaí
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC refers serious allegations about Rehab to gardaí

Mar 13th 2014, 11:41 AM 12,012 Views 0 Comments

At a meeting this morning, the committee noted that it has received a letter from the solicitors acting on behalf of the developer John Kelly.

# pac - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

PAC hasn’t got all the information it wanted about Rehab… or Frank Flannery
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

PAC hasn’t got all the information it wanted about Rehab… or Frank Flannery

Mar 12th 2014, 10:40 PM 8,187 Views 32 Comments

Flannery has told the PAC in a letter that he is willing to cooperate with its inquiry into the Rehab Group by, in the first instance, providing written information.

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"
# PAC
# PAC

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

Mar 12th 2014, 7:31 PM 13,547 Views 127 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.

# pac - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

Flannery to quit philanthropy body, accused of ‘metaphorically giving two fingers’ to PAC

Mar 11th 2014, 4:05 PM 12,911 Views 55 Comments

The former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab board member is also facing calls to come before the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Monday 10 March, 2014

Quinn: I’d see Frank Flannery walking with Fine Gael advisors before Cabinet meetings
# Rehab
# Rehab

Quinn: I’d see Frank Flannery walking with Fine Gael advisors before Cabinet meetings

Mar 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 13,014 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, junior minister Kathleen Lynch has said it is her personal opinion that Flannery’s position is not tenable.

This letter confirms the PAC can't release a transcript of the garda whistleblower's evidence
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

This letter confirms the PAC can't release a transcript of the garda whistleblower's evidence

Mar 10th 2014, 12:06 PM 5,638 Views 17 Comments

Maurice McCabe’s evidence about the penalty points system will not be released.

# pac - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Joan Burton: 'Flannery should make himself available to the PAC'
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Joan Burton: 'Flannery should make himself available to the PAC'

Mar 9th 2014, 1:19 PM 7,416 Views 32 Comments

She said that the public have a right to know where public money is going.

# pac - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Mar 8th 2014, 8:01 PM 14,485 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.

Fine Gael adviser told to answer questions on payments from Rehab
# Go Go Go
# Go Go Go

Fine Gael adviser told to answer questions on payments from Rehab

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,110 Views 58 Comments

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe says both he and the Taoiseach agree that Frank Flannery should face the Public Accounts Committee.

McDonald: 'Flannery shouldn’t imagine that he can put his head in the sand'
# Rehab
# Rehab

McDonald: 'Flannery shouldn’t imagine that he can put his head in the sand'

Mar 8th 2014, 4:57 PM 10,097 Views 77 Comments

McDonald said that the PAC have written to Flannery twice to attend a meeting and he should accept the invitation.

# pac - Friday 7 March, 2014

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'
# Not All Ferrero Rocher
# Not All Ferrero Rocher

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'

Mar 7th 2014, 6:00 AM 19,552 Views 51 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has also heard details of how over €21 million in allowances is distributed among over 300 Irish officials serving abroad.

# pac - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Angela Kerins was ‘short on the full detail’, PAC wants more info from Rehab
# Rehab
# Rehab

Angela Kerins was ‘short on the full detail’, PAC wants more info from Rehab

Mar 6th 2014, 11:25 PM 18,155 Views 91 Comments

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste called on former Rehab CEO Frank Flannery to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

Mar 6th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,815 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

# pac - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later' says PAC chairman
# Rehab
# Rehab

'Kerins should disclose salaries of executives sooner rather than later' says PAC chairman

Feb 28th 2014, 6:53 PM 7,488 Views 14 Comments

The PAC said it could be Tuesday before they have legal clarity on whether they can publish salary figures.

# pac - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Angela Kerins defends €240k salary and insists she is not paid by taxpayer
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Angela Kerins defends €240k salary and insists she is not paid by taxpayer

Feb 27th 2014, 10:45 PM 58,396 Views 191 Comments

Kerins and other Rehab executives spent nearly five hours before the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what happened…

WATCH: Rehab execs refuse to disclose salaries - before HSE says it can tell TDs
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

WATCH: Rehab execs refuse to disclose salaries - before HSE says it can tell TDs

Feb 27th 2014, 4:28 PM 10,536 Views 28 Comments

Another tense exchange at the Public Accounts Committee…

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”
# Garda Claims
# Garda Claims

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”

Feb 27th 2014, 10:04 AM 20,900 Views 59 Comments

John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.

Lawyers warn TDs: Don't ask Angela Kerins about her salary, ok?
# NO NO NO
# NO NO NO

Lawyers warn TDs: Don't ask Angela Kerins about her salary, ok?

Feb 27th 2014, 8:06 AM 15,686 Views 87 Comments

TDs aren’t happy about the warning.

# pac - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Ex-CRC chief Paul Kiely set to explain €742k pay-off to TDs
# Crc
# Crc

Ex-CRC chief Paul Kiely set to explain €742k pay-off to TDs

Feb 20th 2014, 10:51 AM 8,668 Views 33 Comments

Kiely last appeared before TDs on the Public Accounts Committee in December, but it has since emerged that his retirement package was more than he had disclosed.

# pac - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

'That's not a runner': TDs dismiss Rehab's plans to disclose other top salaries in 2016
# No Way
# No Way

'That's not a runner': TDs dismiss Rehab's plans to disclose other top salaries in 2016

Feb 18th 2014, 1:01 PM 7,333 Views 40 Comments

Two members of the Public Accounts Committee have said that there needs to be full disclosure from the controversial charitable organisation whose CEO Angela Kerns is expected before the committee next week.

# pac - Thursday 13 February, 2014

The PAC's next target? How political parties spend €12m of taxpayers' money
# Relentless
# Relentless

The PAC's next target? How political parties spend €12m of taxpayers' money

Feb 13th 2014, 6:00 PM 5,957 Views 25 Comments

The Dáil’s public spending watchdog has been asked by Lucinda Creighton to examine how political parties spend public money.

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript

Feb 13th 2014, 3:18 PM 6,058 Views 15 Comments

“There is nothing in this transcript that’s going to change the world or blow our minds,” the Public Accounts Committee heard this morning.

HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'

Feb 13th 2014, 12:09 PM 7,365 Views 6 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming asked that the PAC receive new information the HSE has uncovered prior to officials appearing before TDs on the public spending watchdog.

# pac - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'
# PAC
# PAC

Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'

Feb 9th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,037 Views 43 Comments

The independent TD now appears determined to force the issue of giving a garda whistleblower a transcript of his evidence to a vote at a PAC meeting next week.

# pac - Friday 7 February, 2014

Mary Lou: 'There's no reason why whistleblower transcript shouldn't be in public domain'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Mary Lou: 'There's no reason why whistleblower transcript shouldn't be in public domain'

Feb 7th 2014, 6:18 PM 7,812 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald said she is “very, very troubled” by the opposition among PAC members to releasing a transcript of testimony given by a garda sergeant to the committee last week.

# pac - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”
# Points Scoring
# Points Scoring

More tensions at the PAC as Shane Ross accused of “insatiable thirst for publicity”

Feb 6th 2014, 4:55 PM 15,312 Views 65 Comments

Two PAC members have formally requested that the PAC again consider the issue of releasing a transcript of garda whistleblower’s testimony. Ross was today accused of being more interested in “getting on the six o’clock news” than pursuing the truth.

Ex-DDDA boss to explain "significant expenses" in Lillie's Bordello & elsewhere
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Ex-DDDA boss to explain "significant expenses" in Lillie's Bordello & elsewhere

Feb 6th 2014, 2:04 PM 15,626 Views 31 Comments

Thousands of euro in expenses on food, drink and entertainment were racked up by the Docklands agency during the mid-2000s.

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'

Feb 6th 2014, 12:21 PM 7,807 Views 22 Comments

The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.

# pac - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’

Jan 30th 2014, 11:00 PM 25,866 Views 108 Comments

Sergeant Maurice McCabe gave evidence to TDs for three hours in a behind closed doors session today.

PAC will keep audio of garda whistleblower hearing - but no transcript
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

PAC will keep audio of garda whistleblower hearing - but no transcript

Jan 30th 2014, 10:55 AM 4,662 Views 21 Comments

Member of the Public Accounts Committee queried what record will be kept of their private meeting with a serving Garda sergeant later today.

Shane Ross: 'We'll see what the whistleblower says and if there's any reason to keep it private'
# Reveal All
# Reveal All

Shane Ross: 'We'll see what the whistleblower says and if there's any reason to keep it private'

Jan 30th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,758 Views 16 Comments

Provided there are no defamatory allegations made then the public should hear about what happens behind closed doors at today’s PAC meeting.

Pylons, penalty points, plain packaging ... and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Dáil
# Dáil

Pylons, penalty points, plain packaging ... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Jan 30th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,958 Views 5 Comments

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch

Jan 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,247 Views 30 Comments

Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe will speak to TDs in private session later today.

# pac - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC

Jan 29th 2014, 1:11 PM 7,772 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has dropped his threat of possible legal action as the Public Accounts Committee prepares to hear from a serving sergeant tomorrow afternoon.

# pac - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

‘The work of the PAC is not finished’: Whistleblower to give evidence behind closed doors
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘The work of the PAC is not finished’: Whistleblower to give evidence behind closed doors

Jan 28th 2014, 10:55 PM 10,813 Views 70 Comments

The committee has decided, without a vote, to press ahead with plans to hear from serving garda sergeant this Thursday.

PAC may hold rare vote as government TDs say penalty points inquiry should be stopped
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

PAC may hold rare vote as government TDs say penalty points inquiry should be stopped

Jan 28th 2014, 12:44 PM 6,289 Views 49 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter asked the Garda Ombudsman to investigate the penalty points controversy last night in light of recent developments.