Saturday May 30, 2020

Rebuilding Rehab

Family and friends questioned her decision to take over the scandal-hit charity. But Mo Flynn says she wanted to lead a very worthy cause out of the wilderness

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

30th August, 2015
Mo Flynn took over Rehab 18 months ago following a calamitous year for the charity in 2014 and a major board shake-up Picture: Maura Hickey

Rehab was considered one of the biggest offenders in the recent scandal that engulfed the charity and voluntary sector.

It started in 2013 with a contentious HSE audit into the pay of top executives at a range of different state-funded hospitals and charities, but became so much more.

A maladroit Morning Ireland interview by former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins triggered a call to appear before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee; two high-profile resignations; salary cuts...

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