Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has confirmed that she will accept nothing less than the full cooperation of Angela Kerins with the Public Accounts Committee.
Speaking in response to the announcement of Ms. Kerins’ resignation as CEO of Rehab earlier this morning, Deputy McDonald said:
“I must emphasise that the matters of public concern regarding pay arrangements at Rehab remain unchanged irrespective of the resignation of Ms. Kerins.
“The Public Accounts Committee will continue to probe these matters on behalf of the taxpayers, the service users and in the general interest of the public.
“We will continue to expect Ms. Kerins’ complete cooperation as former CEO. As such, we expect full and frank disclosure from herself and from former CEO Frank Flannery when appearing before the PAC on Thursday 10th April, and indeed from all current or former Rehab officers that the Committee calls in as witnesses.
“If Angela Kerins has resigned in the vain hope that this will let her off the hook with the PAC, then she is sorely mistaken.”