Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins’ case over her treatment by the Dail Public Accounts Committee is of “singular importance” for all citizens and the State and the outcome will “have resonance for years”, the Supreme Court has been told.
Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins could face a substantial legal costs bill after losing her High Court case seeking damages against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee over its conduct of hearings concerning public monies paid to the Rehab group.
The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) knew, before former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins appeared before it two years ago that the manner in which it proposed to inquire into the affairs of the Rehab group was “off limits”, the High Court has been told.
Former Rehab chiefs executive Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins have thrown down the gauntlet to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee after accusing members of "a gross abuse" of their position and knowingly acting outside the law — warning there will be "grave consequences" if the inquiry continues.
Former Rehab bosses Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins have been given two weeks to provide details of their pension arrangements and other information on management of the disability charity to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee before it uses powers to compel them to come before a public grilling.