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# top-ups - Saturday 9 July, 2016

HSE says St John of God is breaching pay rules with CEO's €182,000 salary

St John of God considers John Pepper to be paid by private sources, so not subject to pay rules.

# top-ups - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

# top-ups - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Rhona Mahony says she 'learned a lot' from coping with controversy

The Master of Holles Street believes more emphasis needs to be placed on birth in this country.

# top-ups - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

# top-ups - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# top-ups - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Rehab management are at the Public Accounts Committee today - but Flannery and Kerins won't be there

Angela Kerins has told the Public Accounts Committee she is unwell, but Frank Flannery says he simply can’t help.

# top-ups - Thursday 3 April, 2014

PAC will discuss Angela Kerins' resignation today

Angela Kerins quit her role as Rehab CEO yesterday.

# top-ups - Thursday 27 March, 2014

St Vincent's CEO to step down from public hospital, but will stay in charge

Nicholas Jermyn was revealed to have been paid €136,591 on top of his HSE salary before Christmas.

# top-ups - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Ex-CRC chief Paul Kiely set to explain €742k pay-off to TDs

Kiely last appeared before TDs on the Public Accounts Committee in December, but it has since emerged that his retirement package was more than he had disclosed.

# top-ups - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

HSE warns St Vincent’s it will cut funding over top-ups from Friday

The four other agencies which were deemed non-compliant last week have now responded to the HSE, following last week’s caution that they would face sanctions.

# top-ups - Monday 17 February, 2014

Rehab Group will meet today to decide if they will disclose CEO's salary

Angela Kerins salary came under scrutiny last month amid claims of minuscule profits from the group’s scratchcard scheme.

# top-ups - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.

Five hospitals and charities still not compliant with pay policy

27 agencies have also put forward cases to keep their allowances, the HSE said this evening.

# top-ups - Thursday 13 February, 2014

The PAC's next target? How political parties spend €12m of taxpayers' money

The Dáil’s public spending watchdog has been asked by Lucinda Creighton to examine how political parties spend public money.

HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming asked that the PAC receive new information the HSE has uncovered prior to officials appearing before TDs on the public spending watchdog.

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy

The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.

# top-ups - Thursday 30 January, 2014

€600k in leftover funding used to 'manipulate taxpayer', Creighton claims

Denied by Minister Howlin, she said money earmarked for TDs who are no longer Fine Gael or Labour parliamentary members would be used to make the public ‘vote in a particular way’.

# top-ups - Monday 27 January, 2014

Rehab to discuss releasing CEO's salary at February meeting

The board also says they will take legal advice on statements by the Justice Minister.

# top-ups - Monday 20 January, 2014

Former CRC board to be called back before PAC "as soon as possible"

A member of the Public Accounts Committee says they were “misled and possibly lied to” on the CRC payments issue.

# top-ups - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# top-ups - Friday 17 January, 2014

'Please don't pass the bucket': CRC parent in tearful plea

“You feel disgusted and saddened, but not just for yourself and your child, you feel for the staff of the CRC, they’re so amazing, they work so hard.”

# top-ups - Thursday 16 January, 2014

‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings

The Public Accounts Committee has uncovered new details about payments and other expenditure at the Central Remedial Clinic.

Michael McDowell told St Vincent's board that they were compliant with pay rules

The chairman of the hospital added that they would “swing around to compliance” with HSE pay rules.

‘Shameful’: Ex-CRC chief got €473k retirement pay-off – all of it from charitable funds

The Public Accounts Committee has heard fresh revelations about the top-up and pension pay-off scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic with a total of €742,025 paid out in respect of Paul Kiely’s pension and pay-off.

Former CRC boss to face stern questioning over salary top-ups

Former CEO of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlan agreed to meet with the Public Accounts Committee after they contemplated compelling him to attend.

# top-ups - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Former CRC chief’s retirement package may be more than previously disclosed Exclusive

The Public Accounts Committee will hear further details about the top-up scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic tomorrow morning.

# top-ups - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everyone’s been talking about Irish Water costs, the legalisation of marijuana and Chris Christie’s ‘embarrassment’.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

St Vincent's Hospital officials to meet with HSE over salary top-ups

It was revealed last month that the group’s CEO receives an extra €136,500 on top of his HSE salary.

# top-ups - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

McGuinness: HSE and Dept of Health have more questions to answer on 'top-ups'

The Public Accounts Committee chairman’s comments come in the wake of this week’s revelations regarding the salary of the St Vincent’s CEO.

# top-ups - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

McGuinness: We have to dig much deeper in relation to St Vincent’s

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he found the manner in which the information was released into the public domain by the hospital “shocking”.

# top-ups - Thursday 19 December, 2013

PAC Chairman releases St Vincent's Hospital documents related to senior staff payments

The correspondence from Noel Whelan, Chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group states to the PAC that they believe they are “compliant” with the health sector pay policy.

We're compliant "based on our interpretation" say St. Vincent's bosses

The hospital have told the HSE that they will not disclose payments to senior staff because of data protection issues and because they come from private funds.

Concern CRC pension payments creating 'costflow advantage' for Mater

Last week it was suggested the €660,000 paid by the CRC to the hospital for 180 of its staff, was going into a ‘phantom fund’.

St Vincent's top-up stance is "not good enough" says PAC chairman

John McGuinness says that regardless of where funding comes from, the hospital should disclose how much top staff are paid will restore confidence in the sector.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# top-ups - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

The government is giving €1 million to charities this Christmas

The donations to three different charities were approved at Cabinet today.

# top-ups - Saturday 14 December, 2013

New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of households in Ireland receive some sort of social welfare payment?

# top-ups - Friday 13 December, 2013

PAC Chair: CRC case highlights urgent need for charity regulator

John McGuinness was speaking following this evening’s resignation of the entire board of governors of the CRC.

Fundraising 'down 40 per cent' as top-up controversy continues

A steep decline in donations is being recorded, following the revelations about the CRC and other Section 38 agencies.

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