Taoiseach: 'No doubt' what CRC board should do

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has suggested the board of the CRC should consider its position.

With unanswered questions over annual payments of €660,000 to the Mater Hospital and hundreds of thousands paid in top-ups, senior CRC figures are considering their future.

One of them, Paul Kiely, said yesterday he received a €200,000 pay-off taken from charitable donations for his pension.

The Taoiseach described recent disclosures as “startling”.

“I understand the board have gone off to consider their positions,” Mr Kenny said.

“Clearly this has been a shock to so many people who give and gave of their monies in this particular case to CRC in the understanding that it was going for children and adults who needed the facilities and the care that was being provided.”

Mr Kenny stopped short of joining Justice Minister Alan Shatter in his calls for the board to resign.

But he said there was no doubt of what should be done.

"I think now that the PAC in doing its five-hour analysis in engagement with them yesterday left nobody in any doubt about what should be done here," he said.

"Let's see what they return with."

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