Senator Deirdre Clune has called on Angela Kerins and the entire board of Rehab to resign. Speaking in an interview with South East Radio yesterday, Sunday, Senator Deirdre Clune, when asked, expressed the view that the positions of the board of the Rehab group were no longer tenable. Senator Deirdre Clune was in Wexford to attend a Rehab fundraising lunch at the Ferrycarrig hotel.
“The only way to restore confidence is for Angela Kerins and the board of Rehab to resign. I have seen first-hand the damage that this controversy has done to morale within the Rehab group. For the future survival of Rehab I would now call on Angela to do the right thing and allow Rehab to start afresh”
“Yesterday morning, I attended a fundraiser for the Rehab group in Wexford, I was struck by the importance of the work that Rehab do in promoting equality and fighting disadvantage. I spoke with hard working people who give their time to help those who are disadvantaged in some way. The board of Rehab must realise the damage that has been done to the organization. They owe it to the staff and volunteers of Rehab to allow the group to move on from this very public debacle. There is no other way to restore full confidence in the Rehab group. They must go”
“The Rehab group is built from the ground up. Rehab is a group that thrives on the principles of community, equality and justice. The board have lost the confidence of the people that support them and they need to move on and allow Rehab to start afresh”
“The board should remain in place until a suitable interim management structure is established to ensure no disruption to the activities of Rehab. This is about restoring public confidence in an organisation that has been providing an essential service to adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, people with autism, older people and people with an acquired brain injury. This is not about playing politics. It is far more serious than that”