Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane today called for Rehab to come before the Public Accounts Committee and to answer all questions put to it in relation to salaries and state funding.
Senator Cullinane said:
“People are astounded and outraged that Angela Kerins is in receipt of a payment package worth €272,400 from Rehab.
“This is higher than the remuneration package paid to many Presidents and Prime Ministers of sovereign states.
“This is an excessive amount by anybody’s standards.
“It is simply not acceptable that people with physical and intellectual disabilities who work in Rehab are expected to live on disability benefit of €188 while senior management drain the organisation of much needed resources.
“Ms Kerins’ salary is obscene - it is immoral and unacceptable.
“There is a toxic culture of bonuses, top-ups, and cronyism that has undermined confidence in charities and the state.
“The damage done by these scandals is incalculable.
“Rehab must now come before the Public Accounts Committee and answer all relevant questions put to it. It must give details on the salaries and pension contributions it pays to its other Executives and specific information on how it spends state funds.”