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# Charity
HSE says St John of God is breaching pay rules with CEO's €182,000 salary
St John of God considers John Pepper to be paid by private sources, so not subject to pay rules.
# top-ups
Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.
# top-ups
Rhona Mahony says she 'learned a lot' from coping with controversy
The Master of Holles Street believes more emphasis needs to be placed on birth in this country.
# Medical Cards
PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'
John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.
# Rehab Group
Rehab management are at the Public Accounts Committee today - but Flannery and Kerins won't be there
Angela Kerins has told the Public Accounts Committee she is unwell, but Frank Flannery says he simply can’t help.
# Charity
PAC will discuss Angela Kerins' resignation today
Angela Kerins quit her role as Rehab CEO yesterday.
# Nicholas Jermyn
St Vincent's CEO to step down from public hospital, but will stay in charge
Nicholas Jermyn was revealed to have been paid €136,591 on top of his HSE salary before Christmas.
# crc
Ex-CRC chief Paul Kiely set to explain €742k pay-off to TDs
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.
# top-ups
HSE warns St Vincent’s it will cut funding over top-ups from Friday
The four other agencies which were deemed non-compliant last week have now responded to the HSE, following last week’s caution that they would face sanctions.
# top-ups
Rehab Group will meet today to decide if they will disclose CEO's salary
Angela Kerins salary came under scrutiny last month amid claims of minuscule profits from the group’s scratchcard scheme.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.
# top-ups
Five hospitals and charities still not compliant with pay policy
27 agencies have also put forward cases to keep their allowances, the HSE said this evening.
# relentless
The PAC's next target? How political parties spend €12m of taxpayers' money
The Dáil’s public spending watchdog has been asked by Lucinda Creighton to examine how political parties spend public money.
# top-ups
HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'
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.
# top-ups
James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy
The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.
# top-ups
€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims
Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.
# see you in court
Rehab to discuss releasing CEO's salary at February meeting
The board also says they will take legal advice on statements by the Justice Minister.
# top-ups
Former CRC board to be called back before PAC "as soon as possible"
A member of the Public Accounts Committee says they were “misled and possibly lied to” on the CRC payments issue.
# crc
Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.
# crc
'Please don't pass the bucket': CRC parent in tearful plea
“You feel disgusted and saddened, but not just for yourself and your child, you feel for the staff of the CRC, they’re so amazing, they work so hard.”
# crc
‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings
The Public Accounts Committee has uncovered new details about payments and other expenditure at the Central Remedial Clinic.
# St Vincent's Hospital
Michael McDowell told St Vincent's board that they were compliant with pay rules
The chairman of the hospital added that they would “swing around to compliance” with HSE pay rules.
# crc
‘Shameful’: Ex-CRC chief got €473k retirement pay-off – all of it from charitable funds
The Public Accounts Committee has heard fresh revelations about the top-up and pension pay-off scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic with a total of €742,025 paid out in respect of Paul Kiely’s pension and pay-off.
# Charity
Former CRC boss to face stern questioning over salary top-ups
Former CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlan agreed to meet with the Public Accounts Committee after they contemplated compelling him to attend.
# Brian Conlan
Former CRC chief’s retirement package may be more than previously disclosed
The Public Accounts Committee will hear further details about the top-up scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic tomorrow morning.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Today everyone’s been talking about Irish Water costs, the legalisation of marijuana and Chris Christie’s ‘embarrassment’.
# topups
St Vincent's Hospital officials to meet with HSE over salary top-ups
It was revealed last month that the group’s CEO receives an extra €136,500 on top of his HSE salary.
# top-ups
McGuinness: HSE and Dept of Health have more questions to answer on 'top-ups'
The Public Accounts Committee chairman’s comments come in the wake of this week’s revelations regarding the salary of the St Vincent’s CEO.
# top-ups
McGuinness: We have to dig much deeper in relation to St Vincent’s
The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he found the manner in which the information was released into the public domain by the hospital “shocking”.
# Remuneration
PAC Chairman releases St Vincent's Hospital documents related to senior staff payments
The correspondence from Noel Whelan, Chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group states to the PAC that they believe they are “compliant” with the health sector pay policy.
# private payments
We're compliant "based on our interpretation" say St. Vincent's bosses
The hospital have told the HSE that they will not disclose payments to senior staff because of data protection issues and because they come from private funds.
# crc
Concern CRC pension payments creating 'costflow advantage' for Mater
Last week it was suggested the €660,000 paid by the CRC to the hospital for 180 of its staff, was going into a ‘phantom fund’.
# HSE
St Vincent's top-up stance is "not good enough" says PAC chairman
John McGuinness says that regardless of where funding comes from, the hospital should disclose how much top staff are paid will restore confidence in the sector.
# Donations
The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas
The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.
# Prime Numbers
New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of households in Ireland receive some sort of social welfare payment?
# top-ups
PAC Chair: CRC case highlights urgent need for charity regulator
John McGuinness was speaking following this evening’s resignation of the entire board of governors of the CRC.
# donation drop
Fundraising 'down 40 per cent' as top-up controversy continues
A steep decline in donations is being recorded, following the revelations about the CRC and other Section 38 agencies.