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Rehab are waiting 'too long' to reveal their CEO's salary

Jerry Buttimer, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, said the move is needed to restore confidence in the organisation.

TD Jerry Buttimer speaking to RTÉ's Prime Time programme last night.
TD Jerry Buttimer speaking to RTÉ's Prime Time programme last night.
Image: Screengrab via RTÉ.ie

REHAB GROUP’S DELAY in releasing the salary of their CEO has been criticised by the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee.

The board of Rehab will meet in three weeks time to decide whether to disclose the salary, something Jerry Buttimer called ‘a bit too long’ of a wait.

The deputy, who yesterday called for all Section 39 organisations to outline their funding models, stressed the need to restore confidence in the sector, but said that can’t be achieved without the ‘full facts’.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Prime Time programme last night, the Cork South-Central TD said the organisation had a ‘duty’ to their staff and those who use Rehab’s services.

In a statement last night from Rehab, group chairman Brian Kerr said that the matter of revealing Angela Kerins’ own salary wasn’t a matter for her, but for the board of Rehab Group

They will meet on 17 February for a special board meeting on the matter.

He added they have received “no formal request from any relevant authority” to disclose financial details.

Yesterday Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said that he expected the salary to be disclosed, but the time-frame wasn’t vital.

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