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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.

THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Committee has agreed to write again to former Rehab CEOs Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery seeking answers about their pay and pensions, amongst other issues.

If they don’t cooperate with the Dáil panel’s wishes and hand over all required information, they will be compelled to appear before the Committee, it’s Chairman John McGuinness confirmed tonight.

The PAC held a two hour meeting in private session this evening to discuss the latest controversy surrounding the Rehab Group.

It was agreed unanimously that they would write again to the former CEOs, and various options were discussed by members after legal advice was provided.

“We’ve argeed to write again to Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery and all of the departments and all of the agencies and Rehab and the Board seeking to discover all of the information that we want,” McGuinness told

He said the Committee were still seeking information on a wide range of issues, including governance, salaries and pensions.

Members also seeking information relating to the disclosure last weekend that Rehab paid a board member some €2.5 million for consultancy work over an 11-year period.

John Hussey received an average of around €200,000 per annum from 1994 to 2005 for management consultancy services, according to the Sunday Independent. He sat on the board of Rehab between 1994 and 2004.

Kerins and Flannery both failed to appear at a meeting of the PAC last week, instead sending the Committee letters ordering that the charity group shouldn’t disclose any futher details about their pay or pension arrangements.

Read Frank Flannery was paid over €400k by Rehab since he left CEO job>

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