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Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes High Court judgement on Kerins case

31 January, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán and TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald TD has today welcomed the High Court judgement in the legal challenge by former CEO of Rehab Group Angela Kerins against the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee.

Deputy McDonald said:

“I welcome the judgement from the High Court today.  

“This is a significant decision as it Clarifies the right of members of the Oireachats to act in the public interest and to do the job that we are elected to do.  

“The PAC had a right and a responsibility to examine how €83m in annual state funding, given to Rehab companies, was put to use.  No organisation who receives finance from the public purse can be beyond accountability. 

“It is vital that the Public Accounts Committee continues our work in ensuring accountability and scrutiny in the use of public monies.”

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