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# Frank Flannery

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# pac'ed courtroom
Timeline: Angela Kerins, charity salaries, and the saga of the baying PAC
Today’s High Court judgement against the former Rehab Group CEO brought to an end a saga that lasted almost three years.
# boss speak
'It's like Chelsea in a way, it's ruthless and you have to do your job well' - Flannery
Cork’s new coach masterminded Leinster glory for Oulart-the-Ballagh on Sunday.
'Poor Cork won't have him for January or February now, thanks be to God!' - Rossiter
Oulart-the-Ballagh boss Frank Flannery will be a busy man in the New Year.
# Dáil privilege
Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'
“People in the Third Reich thought what’s happening to the Jews would never happen to them, but finally the knock came.”
# Lapgate
7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe
“Rein her in there”.
# Coalition
Fianna Fáil aren't 'going to prostitute themselves to anyone'
Willie O’Dea isn’t keen on the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.
# Moving On
Fine Gael is 'done apologising'
The party held a four-hour meeting in Dublin yesterday where there was apparently no dissent among members.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Seán Quinn’s future earnings, hackers attacking a Pentagon Twitter account and a snow forecast for Ireland all had people talking today.
# To be Frank
It looks like Frank Flannery WON'T be returning to Fine Gael - at least not formally
Senior party figures are distancing themselves from the idea of Flannery returning ahead of the next election.
# To be Frank
Frank Flannery could be returning to Fine Gael - but not everyone's happy
There’s been a mixed reaction in Fine Gael to news that the former strategist could return ahead of the general election.
# Fine Gael Fwends
Enda: Frank Flannery is still my friend
The former Fine Gael strategist quit the party in controversial circumstances last March.
# The High Table Interview
Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland's most kissable politician
We also asked the Health Minister about his secret Facebook account…
# This Charming Man
What does Leo make of being described as 'tall and good-looking with a certain exotic feel'?
The Health Minister came in for high praise from the former Fine Gael strategist earlier this week.
# Frankly speaking
Frank Flannery was pretty astounded with the way Fine Gael handled McNulty-gate
The former Fine Gael strategist has had his say on McNulty-gate.
# The Flannery Files
Frank Flannery is doing a weekly political podcast with Bill O'Herlihy
The former Fine Gael strategist is collaborating with the famous retired RTÉ broadcaster.
# Committee wars
John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair
But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.
# MacGill
Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics
Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…
# Rehab Group
Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.
# Frankly speaking
Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.
# Pac Man
Frank Flannery says PAC had a "feral attitude" towards him
The former Rehab Group CEO says PAC’s pursuit of him was politically motivated.
# Rehab Group
PAC told they can't force Flannery and Kerins to come before it
The former Rehab Group CEOs refused to appear before the committee in April.
# Rehab
PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins
The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.
# Rehab
PAC's attempts to question Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins 'nobbled'
The Public Accounts Committee will now seek outside legal advice as it continues efforts to compel former Rehab executives to come before it.
# Rehab
No 'slam dunk' for ex-Rehab chiefs as CPP yet to rule on compellability
Mary Lou McDonald said it would be ‘quite wrong’ to pre-judge the view of the committee.
# Rehab Group
'This isn't anything personal': PAC denies accusation of bias against Angela Kerins
Solicitors for the former Rehab boss had accused the Public Accounts Committee of being biased against her.
# legal letters
Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC
Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.
# Compellability
Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to be forced before PAC after they 'throw kitchen sink' at committee
The Public Accounts Committee is seeking powers of compellability in the case of the two former CEOs at the disability organisation.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.
# Rehab
Two weeks' notice: PAC WILL compel Kerins and Flannery to appear if they don't get answers
If they don’t cooperate and hand over all required information, the Committee will compel the former Rehab CEOs to appear in person.
# behind closed doors
The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it
Members of the Public Accounts Committee will discuss the ongoing controversy at Rehab and whether they should compel its former CEOs, Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins, later today.
# house of cards
'Nothing short of contemptible': 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week
You win some, you lose some…
# wood you believe
The curious case of the CEO and the coffin business
Angela Kerins, her family and Rehab’s relationship with Complete Eco Solutions is under scrutiny again. What is it all about?
# top fees
Frank Flannery was paid over €400k by Rehab since 2007
The former CEO was paid over €5,000 a month regularly between 2007 and 2013 for “lobbying and consulting”.
# keep mum
Kerins and Flannery legal threats to Rehab not to reveal finances
Solicitors’ letters were fired off to the charity group last night.
# Oireachtas agenda
How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# Round 2
PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them
John McGuinness said the last time answers had to be “dragged” out of Rehab – today they want answers on public money and the group’s governance.
# Showdown
PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'
The strongly-worded letters went out after an emergency session of the Public Accounts Committee tonight.
# Accountability
Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow
Shane Ross is not too impressed.
# Rehab
Enda Kenny: 'Of course' Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC
The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.
# Rehab
RSVP: Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery yet to confirm attendance at PAC next week
The committee is due to hold further hearings on Rehab next Thursday.