Crc Chief Executive Resigns After Salary Top Ups Controversy

CRC CHIEF EXECUTIVE RESIGNS AFTER SALARY TOP UPS CONTROVERSY

The chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has resigned after controversy surrounding salary top ups to some senior staff.

Brian Conlon had been due to take questions from TDs later this week about the practice.

Mr. Conlon did not himself receive private salary top-ups, but the HSE had criticised his appointment, saying there was no external competition.

Deputy Shane Ross is a member of the Public Accounts Committee, which had asked Mr. Conlon to appear to explain top ups.

He says representatives of the CRC still have questions to answer.

“We have to look as well at the extraordinary figure in the current account, the 2012 accounts, of the top up of 3 million that went to the pension funds out of the Friends and Supporters (of the CRC) group – and how that happened as well” he said.

“Mr. Conlon has fallen on his sword, but he’s only been there six months – although he was part of the previous board – and we should have him in to answer questions about that as well”.

“The whole situation there is utterly opaque, we don’t know what happened, it’s shrouded in mystery” he added.

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